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Challenger Learning Center
225 Route 59
Airmont, NY 10901
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Mission Scenarios

Our Center offers three exciting mission scenarios that are run in our
NASA-designed simulators.

Return to the Moon
In the not too distant future, astronauts are returning to the Moon in order to establish a permanent, self-sustaining settlement that will eventually become a stepping-stone for future planetary exploration by humans. The crew onboard the Spacecraft must work together and with Mission Control to accomplish the tasks necessary for a successful lunar landing, but will they be able to solve the emergencies they encounter on their journey to the Moon?

Voyage to Mars
In the latter part of the 21st Century, a now routine voyage to Mars has brought a crew of astronauts to the red planet to replace a group of astronauts that have been living on Mars for nearly two years. The Spacecraft astronauts and those working in Mission Control on the Martian surface need to perform a variety of scientific experiments, conduct space research, and even construct a probe, before the crew transfer can be successfully completed - but will the mission be jeopardized by the enormous dust storms that plague the red planet?

Rendezvous With A Comet
The year is 2036 and a crew of astronauts aboard a small and maneuverable Spacecraft is performing the necessary tasks to rendezvous with and collect material from the short-period comet known as "Encke." Will the Spacecraft crew, with help from Mission Control, intercept the comet in time, and, more importantly, be able to respond to any small and mysterious objects they may encounter along the way?

Lunar Quest
In the near future, humans have set up a series of permanent research habitats on the Moon. The primary habitat is Moon Base Alpha, home to dozens of astronauts and scientists who take advantage of their location on the Moon to study the Moon itself as well as other planets and beyond. The Lunar Quest Mission will be a collaborative mission between a crew in a Spacecraft and scientists in Mission Control at Moon Base Alpha. In order to expand our reach on the lunar surface even further, more building materials are required. Bringing supplies all the way from Earth is very inefficient and expensive, so a series of mining operations have been set up around the Moon. Human operated vehicles and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) work together searching for titanium and iron deposits. Scouting for and mining these sites can be dangerous work, but the future of Moon Base Alpha depends on it.

The mission...to learn, to explore, to inspire...continues.
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