Program Objectives

"YF Life Jr. Space Camp Program", founded in 1999, is the first program to provide simulated astronaut training for children from Hong Kong and Macau. Astronaut training not only stimulates children's interest in space exploration but also encourages their creativity, self-confidence and ability to handle challenges. Plus, this also represents a golden opportunity to develop a closer child-parent bond through learning and studying together.

This year, eight outstanding children who live the spirit of "It is Possible!" will be appointed as YF Life Jr. Astronauts to undergo a nine-day simulated astronaut training together with their parents this summer at the two overseas Space Camps located in Huntsville and Florida.

All expenses incurred, including the training-program fee, round trip air-tickets, accommodation, meals and travel insurance, will be fully sponsored by YF Life.

The U.S. Jr. Space Camp Program is organized by the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, the official National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Visitor Information Center. Space Camp Alumni includes NASA and the European Space Agency astronauts, engineers, scientists and technologists.

If you dare to accept challenges, create personal breakthroughs and are enthusiastic about space exploration and advanced technology, you can also become a YF Life Jr. Astronaut. It is Possible!

Patrons & Judges
Education Sector

Prof. Leonard K Cheng, BBS, JP
President, Lingnan University

Prof. Stephen Y. L. Cheung, SBS, JP
President, The Education University of Hong Kong

Prof. Roland T Chin
President and Vice-Chancellor, Hong Kong Baptist University

Prof. Simon S.M. Ho
President, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

Dr. Hu Hung Lick, Henry, GBM, GBS, OBE, JP
President, Hong Kong Shue Yan University

Prof. Way Kuo
President and University Distinguished Professor, City University of Hong Kong

Prof. Wei Shyy
President, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Prof. Jin-Guang Teng, BEng, PhD, MCAS, FHKEng, CorrFRSE, FHKIE, FIStructE, FIIFC, FASCE
President, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Prof. Rocky S. Tuan
Vice-Chancellor and President, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Prof. Xiang Zhang
President and Vice-Chancellor, The University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Ms. Chea Shuk Mui, Candy
Ten Outstanding Young Persons Awardee & Media Veteran

Ir Dr Raymond Ho Chung-tai, SBS, MBE, SBStJ, JP
Former Legislative Council Member
HK Deputy to the 10th & 11th National People's Congress of the PRC
Chairman, Dashun Foundation

Mr. J P Lee, SBS, OBE, JP
Chairman, International Chamber of Commerce - Hong Kong

Mr. Lee Wai-kwan Lawrence
Curator of the Hong Kong Space Museum

Dr. Shum Chi Wang
Chairman, Agency for Volunteer Service


Prof. Im Sio Kei, Marcus, PhD
President, Macao Polytechnic Institute

Chair Prof. Liu Liang
President, Macau University of Science and Technology
Academician of China Engineering Academy

Prof. Yonghua Song, MAE, FREng
Rector, University of Macau

Overseas Space Camp
At the overseas Space Camp, both children and their parents get a real taste of what it's like to be an astronaut, experiencing exciting astronaut-training programs.

Space Shuttle Mission

The children and their parents are assigned different missions in space, such as Commander, Pilot, Scientist and Maintenance Staff, etc. They work side-by-side and do everything together until the assigned task is completed. On the way, they encounter many difficulties and all of them are required to work as a team to complete the mission.

1/6 Moon Gravity Trainer

The Moon's gravitational pull is 1/6th that of the Earth's. There are three ways of walking on the Moon, including the Bunny Hop, Astronaut Jogging and Crab Sidewalk.

Multi-Axis Trainer

The Multi-Axis Trainer turns at different speeds and directions so that trainees can experience microgravity and the feeling of 360-degree inverted orientation.

Manned Maneuvering Unit

The Manned Maneuvering Unit simulates the environment of performing missions outside the space shuttle in orbit.

Rocket Launch

Apart from learning the principles of rocket science, children partner with their parents in making a model rocket and, most importantly, they both share the excitement and fun of seeing their rocket launched!

Space Lecture

Children acquire advanced space knowledge through a series of games, group discussions and science experiments!