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Summer Space Camp lands at COMO Mallifushi in the Maldives.

30 June 2022


COMO Hotels and Resorts and its Maldivian island retreat COMO Maalifushi have announced a Space Summer Camp led by American astronaut Nicole Stott.

The experience, which will be available exclusively from 12 to 20 August, features immersive, one-of-a-kind experiences lead by Stott.

Participation in the Space Summer Camp will be offered to all guests on a complimentary basis during Stott’s residency, providing aspiring young astronauts with the opportunity to discover a host of activities that promise adventure while educating about the universe at the same time.

Nicole Stott is a retired NASA astronaut, aquanaut, artist, author, engineer and mother. She’s also the co-founder of the Space for Art foundation. Her career at NASA spanned almost three decades.

She has spent 104 days in space at the International Space Station and was the tenth woman in history to conduct a spacewalk.


Guests can jump in at any point while the camp is running to enjoy a fun-filled itinerary of space-themed island experiences, including the following.


Stargazing in the evenings

Nicole Stott will regale travellers with exciting tales of the galaxy. The dark sky reserves of the Maldives allow for incredible viewing of the Milky Way, even from the naked eye.


Space suit decorating

Participants have the opportunity to decorate a real space suit with space flights, reinforcing a connection between art and science.


Postcards to space

Travellers can join Stott’s international space mail project by writing to the brave astronauts in space. The messages and artwork will be combined with contributions from children around the world and sent to put a smile on space travellers’ faces.


Space-training snorkel safari

Fun fact: Stott once spent 18 days living underwater in preparation for spaceflight, at the Aquarius Undersea Laboratory.

Space Camp participants can hear about her experience, ask questions and get a glimpse into the feeling on a snorkel safari in the property’s house reef.

Other events include: Art from Above; Space Snacks; A treasure hunt on Lavadhoo Island; Movies under the stars; A bonfire night with s’mores, a talent show, and more.

COMO Maalifushi is the first and only resort to open in the Maldives’ Thaa Atoll, nestled in the archipelago’s southern reaches well-regarded for its diving and surf breaks. With no light pollution, the dark night skies provide incredible viewing of the moon and stars.



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