Comet, Moon and Mars Missions are designed for one classroom (classes in excess of 32 please call for additional instructions) in grades 5-12. Each 2 hour simulated space mission incorporates hands-on learning, problem-solving and applied STEM skills to provide a rich and memorable experience.


Mission preparation begins well in advance of the scheduled lift-off of the students.  The classroom teacher attends a 1 hour seminar in preparation for the 4-6 week curriculum. Resume writing, chromatography, developing a mission patch and team building exercises are just a few of the activities in the curriculum.


After several weeks of preparation, the students arrive at the Challenger Space Center for their scheduled lift-off.  The crew is divided in half with one group going into space and the other group coordinating  the operation in Mission Control.  The simulation includes a space launch.  An "emergency" in both Comet and Moon allows students the opportunity to experience both Spacecraft and Mission Control.


Mission programs for schools

Missions Available

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STEM-based simulated space mission programs take place in Challenger's unique simulator Monday – Friday. Minimum number of students per simulated mission is 16; maximum number of jobs available is 32. Please let us know of any special needs in your classroom. 

Field Trip Assistance may be available. Two Chaperones and the Educator are included in the price. Call for available dates/times of programs.  

Teacher Training is required for all simulated space missions. 


ALL MISSION PROGRAMS ARE APPROXIMATELY :

2 HOURS LONG

Pricing


Spring Pricing Per Session: $600.00

Fall Pricing Per Session: $500.00


This program is eligible for FTAF

Tel: (623) 322-2001

9617 N Metro Pkwy W, STE 2214 Phoenix, AZ 85051 US

Due to the relocation missions will be unavailable till further notice.