This lesson is structured as stations that students visit in small groups. At each station, students use a skill that astronauts develop when they train for space missions. The students learn about the physical and academic preparation that is needed during astronaut training. The activities help them to understand the process that astronauts go through, to inspire them to develop their own skills, and to prepare them for careers in space and other STEM fields. This lesson also includes an overview of major events in the life of the astronaut Wally Schirra, since our school is located in his hometown.