Xplore Sponsors Xtronaut’s Kickstarter Campaign, Donates Space Games to The Boeing Academy for STEM Learning

SEATTLE, March 26,2020 (Xplore PR) — Xplore Inc., a commercial space company providing Space as a ServiceTM, today announced sponsorship of the Kickstarter campaign for Xtronaut 2.0, an award-winning STEM-themed board game.

Xtronaut 2.0, a fun, multi-player game for players ages eight and up, teaches the real-world challenges of solar system exploration and educates players on how to plan missions to deep space. Xplore’s high-performance spacecraft, the XcraftTM, is a new feature in Xtronaut 2.0, which mirrors real-life space missions. Players can plan exploration missions and send the XcraftTM to the Moon, Mars, Venus, and asteroids, including Bennu, the target of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return mission. Spacecraft in the game can launch on SpaceX, ULA, and NASA-SLS rockets.

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Sports in Space

Space.com’s Tariq Malik has an interesting story about what leisure activities astronauts pursue the space station do during their downtime. In addition to looking down at the Earth, astronauts have relay races, run marathons, throw out the first pitch at Yankees games, and throw boomerangs around. Although small scale, these activities are precursors from future space games.