Corporate team building programs at

Challenger Space Center

 

At the Challenger Space Center, we are honored to host a number of the world’s top corporations in planning and producing quality team building programs.  Each year hundreds of managers and employees from corporations such as Cox Communications, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, American Express, Go Daddy, Best Western International, Petsmart and others come to our Center to enjoy an afternoon of fun and adventure.

The team building programs at Challenger are designed to increase communication and quick-thinking skills in a fun, yet challenging atmosphere.




Operation Montserrat
(approximately three hours)  Your group will be entrusted to save the lives of the residents of the Caribbean island of Montserrat, home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes.  Based on a real life scenario, this team building program will have your group tracking the lava flows of the volcano, estimating the path of a Category 5 hurricane, and devising a plan to get the residents out of harm's way, while communicating with a command central to make the rescue operation run smoothly.  There is a minimum number of 8 participants required for this mission and the maximum number of participants is 25.

 Teamwork skills learned and practiced in this mission are: 
  * Effective communication
  * Listening
  * Decision-making process
  * Collaboration and problem solving


 

 mission control

Return to the Moon (approximately three hours)  Your group is in charge of NASA’s and America’s hope to revitalize its space program and Return to the Moon.  Your exercise takes place inside Challenger's unique simulator and everyone will become astronauts and mission controllers for the day. The mission begins with the group divided into two teams, the spacecraft crew in Earth’s orbit and the Mission Control team monitoring the crew’s status.  The crew aboard the spacecraft will leave Earth’s orbit and travel to the Moon using the latest in transport technology to reduce the travel time.  The crew will navigate their spacecraft to the Moon and plot an acceptable orbit.

Together, the crew will place their spaceship into lunar orbit and make the important decision of the location of the first permanent lunar base.  To gather the data needed to analyze potential lunar base sites, the crew will have to function as a team and utilize their best communication and analytical skills. This mission experience provides participants a unique opportunity to improve their teamwork, communication, problem solving, and decision-making skills in a fun, interactive environment.  But, be prepared for the unexpected ... you never know what awaits your team in space! A minimum number of 16 participants is needed for this exercise and the maximum number of participants is 32.
 
Teamwork skills learned and practiced in this mission are:
  * Collaboration and problem solving
  * Effective communication
  * Listening
  * Decision-making process


Heat Shield Challenge  (approximately two hours) NASA has retired the current Space Shuttle model and has begun to design a new space craft.  Your team has been awarded the lucrative contract to design and test one of the most critical components of the ship--its protective heat shield.  Your team’s challenge is to design, build and model a prototype of the heat shield, all within budget.  The team’s design must then pass the test and be able to withstand the excessive heat generated from returning to the Earth’s atmosphere.  The fun begins as your group designs the heat shield and puts it to the ultimate test-- two minutes in front of a blow torch.  A minimum number of 8 participants is needed for this exercise, and the maximum number of participants is 32.

Teamwork skills learned and practiced in this mission are:
  * Collaboration and problem solving
  * Effective communication
  * Listening
  * Decision-making process

 

 

Apollo 13 (approximately two hours) Houston, we have a problem!  If you remember the blockbuster movie Apollo 13, then you will enjoy this two-hour team building program designed by the Challenger Space Center staff. Your group must become quick thinking engineers and design, build, test and re-test a critical CO2 filter to save the lives of the crew of the Apollo 13 capsule.  Using only the materials available aboard the space craft, the challenge is to think “outside of the box” and construct this critical component and thus save the crew from perishing. But can you do it within the time allowed?  A minimum number of 8 participants is needed for this exercise, and the maximum number of participants is 32. 

Teamwork skills learned and practiced in this mission are:
  * Collaboration and problem solving
  * Effective communication
  * Listening
  * Decision-making process

Please Note:  As with all our team building programs, included in the cost is the use of a meeting room for one hour to discuss lessons learned or to hold an informal lunch or breakfast.

For more information on these programs, call Tim Harris, Business Development Manager at 623.322.2006. Or e-mail tharris@azchallenger.net