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The time frame of this mission is sometime in the not-too-distant future, when humans have established a permanent base on Mars. Crew members will serve as the first crew on Mars and the relief crew en route to the planet. While on the Martian surface, the team will have collected and analyzed a great number of planetary samples and data. 

This information is vital to scientists for a better understanding of the planet Mars. Crew members also will have gained an appreciation for the "luxuries" of planet Earth such as air, water and food as compared to a barren planet such as Mars.

Private Missions are Available!

These missions are a flat rate price for a group consisting of 16 - 32 participants.

Please contact our Special Events Coordinator at SpecialEvents@AZChallenger.net for details.

Public Simulated Missions


$20 per person - $15 per person for Members - Big Brothers/Big Sisters include Little for FREE

Saturday Launch Time: 1pm

Take part in a daring trek of exploration as, once again, comet Encke travels close to the Sun and Earth. This time, human space travelers, as well as space probes, will undertake scientific missions to the great comet. Years of planning and hard work have been invested to get to this vital moment. Team members in both the Spacecraft and Mission Control must work together to rendezvous with the comet's tail, and successfully launch a scientific probe. Along the way, team members will also encounter many important tasks that need to be performed. Journey with us on this important mission; the great comet awaits!

Families, friends, and teams of co-workers are invited to the Challenger Space Center to participate in an exciting space-based learning environment where children, families, senior citizens, corporate teams and other community members fly simulated space flight missions involving flight crews, mission controllers and scientists.

The Challenger Space Center’s Technology Flight Deck features over $1 million in technology, including a Mission Control room designed after Johnson Space Center; the Spacecraft, designed to simulate a room on-board the International Space Station (ISS); and the ESTM, or Earth Space Transit Module, which transports teams of crew members up to dock with the ISS so they can live and work in space.


Missions last 2 - 2.5 hours.


* children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult on the mission*

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Rendezvous with a Comet

February 4th, 2017 |  March 4th, 2017 | April 1st, 2017 | May 6th, 2017 | June 3rd, 2017 | July 1st, 2017 | August 5th, 2017 | September 2nd, 2017 | October 7th, 2017 | November 4th, 2017 | December 2nd, 2017

Voyage to Mars

February 18th, 2017 | March 18th, 2017 | April 15th, 2017 | May 20th, 2017 | June 17th, 2017 |  July 15th, 2017 | August 19th, 2017 |  September 16th, 2017 | October 21st, 2017 | November 18th, 2017 | December 16th, 2017