The Challenger Learning Center offers 3 different team missions where students work together on a realistic, simulated space mission that use hands-on, inquiry-based activities to challenge participants in the areas of teamwork, communication, problem-solving and critical thinking.

To schedule a mission, contact 206-764-1384.

For more information, contact 206-768-7142.

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Availability & Price

This experience is offer to students in 5-12 th grade and is available every day of the week, throughout the day.

A discount applies only if the group leader attends an ALC educator workshop through our professional development opportunities.

  • 1-hour Mini Mission $250
  • 2-hour Mission $500
  • 2-hour Mission Discount $400

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Missions

Rendezvous with a Comet

Your group, a team of scientists and engineers, attempts to take an up-close look at a comet as it streaks across the solar system. The goal is to successfully rendezvous with the comet and launch a data collection probe through the comet's tail.

Recommended for grades 5 and up.

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Voyage to Mars

Your group, a team of astronauts, is traveling to Mars to replace the crew of astronauts who have been living on a manned base for the past two years. In addition to landing on the Martian surface, the team collects and analyzes geologic samples and launches exploratory probes to the two moons of Mars. The one-hour Mini Mission, provides the same objectives for a smaller group.

Recommended for grades 5 and up.

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Return to the Moon

Your group is a crew of astronauts is returning to the Moon for the first time since 1972. The goal is to select a site for a permanent base and explore the feasibility of off-Earth settlements. If all goes well, the team navigates into lunar orbit, launches an exploratory probe and analyzes data gathered from the lunar surface before selecting the site for Moon Base #1.

Recommended for grades 6 and up.

Download Moon Mission Packet Download Moon Mission Objectives & Standards