Challenger Space Center
Submitted by Kevin Keegan (GUFS)
$350 – Grade 6
On this trip to the Challenger Space Center, the 6th graders will go on a simulated mission to Mars! Working in teams at the Mission Control Center and Spacecraft simulators, students transform themselves into astronauts, scientists, engineers and researchers by participating in the Center’s simulated space adventures. They work at navigation, life support, robotics, geology, communications and medical stations. The Challenger Center uses a student's natural curiosity and enthusiasm for space to create innovative problem-based learning experiences for young minds. The Mission Control and Spacecraft simulators within the Center allow students to apply Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) concepts to an authentic, real-world experience that is truly out-of-this-world!!