Our Programs

Simulated space missions are the Challenger Learning Center’s core program. Participants are assigned various jobs, which are similar to those of NASA astronauts, scientists and engineers. After a brief orientation, one half of the group “launches” into space where they perform various activities and experiments on board the space station. The other half of the group works in Mission Control to monitor and guide the astronauts’ activities to successfully complete their mission. Halfway through the mission, participants switch sides so everyone can experience both Mission Control and the Space Station.

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