Reflections of the Moon

The surface of the moon is reflected in the command and service module as it prepares to rendezvous with the lunar module in this December 1972 image from the Apollo 17 mission. Image from NASA archives.


 

How Do I Make My Challenger Space Center Mission Reservation?

Step 1: Choose a mission option that fits your group.

Several mission options are available at the Challenger Space Center Arizona. Missions have been developed to fit different age groups.

Simulated Missions are offered for the following grade levels:

  • Rendezvous with a Comet 5th – 6th
  • Voyage to Mars 7th – 8th
  • Return to the Moon 9th – 12th and
  • e-Mission Operation Montserrat 6th – 12th.

Step 2: Pick at least 3 days that will suit your schedule for your field trip.

Some parts of the year are busier than others, therefore the amount of time you should register in advance will vary. 

To book a field trip for the fall, you should book as soon as school starts.  Because of state testing and spring break, March and early April are a good time for home school groups and private schools to book and only a few weeks advanced registration is required. 

Late April and May are the busiest time of the year so registration should be made months in advance.  Generally there is higher demand for Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Step 3:  Pick a time of day you would prefer your mission to start.

Simulated Space Mission Start Times:

  • 9:30am
  • 12:30 pm
  • 3:00 pm.

 

e-Mission Operation Montserrat
Can be delivered to your classroom anytime during the school day. If you would like to bring you students for the emission top the Challenger Space center, the start times are as follows:  9:30am, 12:30 pm, 3:00 pm

 

Please let us know of any special needs in your classroom.  Special arrangements can be made for the afternoon program that might require a later bus pick-up.

Step 4: make a reservation online or make a call.

You can make a reservation online at the Challenger reservation page.  You can also call the Challenger Space Center at 623-322-2006 or 623-322-2020 to schedule a mission.

Step 6:  Teacher Toolkits

Go to the Teacher Tool Kit for each Mission to get tips and forms on preparing your student astronauts and picking crew assignments. 


How Do I Make My Challenger Space Center Workshop Reservation?

Step 1: Choose a workshop option that fits your group.

Several mission options are available at the Challenger Space Center Arizona. Workshops have been developed to fit different age groups.

Workshops are offered for the following grade levels:

  • Space Place: PreK and Kindergarten
  • Destination Space Place: 1st and 2nd grade
  • NEO Landing : 3rd – the 5th Grades
  • Spaced Out: 6th through 8th Grades

All Workshops are suitable for one class at a time, but multiple classes can run simultaneously in different classrooms.

Step 2: Pick at least 3 days that will suit your schedule for your field trip.

Some parts of the year are busier than others, therefore the amount of time you should register in advance will vary. 

To book a field trip for the fall, you should book as soon as school starts.  Because of state testing and spring break, March and early April are a good time for home school groups and private schools to book and only a few weeks advanced registration is required. 

Late April and May are the busiest time of the year so registration should be made months in advance.  Generally there is higher demand for Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Step 3: make a reservation online or make a call.

You can make a reservation online at the Challenger reservation page.  You can also call the Challenger Space Center at 623-322-2006 or 623-322-2020 to schedule a mission.

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