Galactic Explorers

Galactic Explorers

Date: October 5-6, 2024

Location: Sunway International Schools, Kuala Lumpur

Event Time: 9.00 AM - 4.00 PM

Why Galactic Explorers ?

See what Sunway International school says about our camp

Malaysian Students Embark on a Space Adventure

Buckle up with Sunway International Schools (SIS) and prepare for lift off on an exhilarating adventure into the realms of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) as they bring the Cubesat Challenge to Malaysia for the very first time. Selected as the first Malaysian school to host the revolutionary camp in collaboration with Starlight Education, the Cubesat Challenge is a first-of-its-kind experiential….

Meet Our Ambassadors

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Charles “Sam” Gemar is an American former Astronaut and lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. Charles has flown on 3 Space Shuttle Missions (STS-38, STS-48 & STS-62)

Charles has completed 385 orbits of Earth and over 581 hours in space. He has also served in different positions in NASA, including as a CAPCOM for Shuttle missions.

Education: BSc. Engineering

Awards & Honors

NASA Space Shuttle Columbia Mission – STS-38

NASA Space Shuttle Columbia Mission – STS-48

NASA Space Shuttle Columbia Mission – STS-62

Defence Superior Service Medal

Defence Meritorious Service Medal

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Charlotte Pouwels


Charlotte Pouwels is a dutch physicist with a specialization in space radiation and plasma thrusters for CubeSats (Australia). She has a wide experience and background in research about future habitats on extra-terrestrial bodies and space exploration.

Charlotte has a lot of passion, discipline and motivation for space, humanity and life on Earth itself. She is an advanced wreck diver and likes to boulder, travel, play chess and ride a motorcycle.

In 2019 she became an analogue astronaut for the ESA EuroMoonMars IMA ILWEG EMMIHS-II mission at HI-SEAS (Hawai’i, America). She worked among others for the project Food for Mars and Moon and the reactor institute in Delft (RID), focussing on the Martian radiation influences on plants that grow on Mars simulant soil.

In 2019 she also became a STEM promoter and educator to inspire the next generation to go beyond their limits. In addition, she and a team from EuroMoonMars have launched the CHILL-ICE project “Construction of a Habitat Inside a Lunar-analogue Lava tube – ICeland EuroMoonMars”. Where they focus on an emergency situation on the Moon, where astronauts need to set up a deployable habitat inside a Lava Tube within an 8 hour EVA.



Day 1 : 9.00 AM - 4.00 PM

Registration and welcome

Astronaut Talk: Astronaut Training and Space Flight

Introduction to STEM Tools

Introduction to Robotics

Design engineering for launch vehicles

Day 2 : 9.00 AM - 4.00 PM

Welcome back

Astronaut Talk: Collaboration in Space

Analogue Astronaut Talk: Robotic Tools of Space

Robot Design Challenge

Student Presentations

Graduation and Ceremony

Event Details

We additionally provide a residential option which encompasses not only the Galactic Explorers ticket but also a five-night stay at a luxurious four-star resort in Phuket, inclusive of transportation to and from the hotel, and dinner. Feel free to reach out to us for further information regarding this customized package designed to enhance your convenience and comfort.

Tickets are limited, book now!


2-Day Ticket: 699 MYR Fully inclusive: All course materials, lunches and refreshments

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