Simulated space missions allow participants to experience to be a scientist, astronaut, or engineer on a mission to the Moon, Mars, etc
What You'll Get
- Two-Hour Simulated Space Mission for Two
- Two-Hour Simulated Space Mission for Four
After a brief training session, a group of 30 amateur astronauts, scientists and engineers board a spacecraft or take their place in mission control to assemble a satellite, navigate to their destination, and gather data using real robotic arms. Mission simulations are recommended for guests aged 11 and older, except for the Junior Astronauts program, which is recommended for guests aged 6—10. See available missions.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must be 6 or older. Reservation required. Jr. Astronaut mission is good for ages 6-10 and their families, other missions are good for ages 11 and up. Public missions are only held on select Saturdays; visit http://www.challengerstl.org/our-programs/public-programs/ for available dates. Children 10 and under participating in the Jr. Astronauts mission must be accompanied by an adult (adult counts as a participant with the Groupon, or is subject to a $15 admission cost). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 30 days. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Voucher is non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis
The astronauts deftly dodge the oncoming trickle of rocks and debris from the meteor shower, and as the rubble clears they see the Moon up ahead. It is at this site that they’ll soon establish the first permanent human base. Though it sounds like science fiction, novice astronauts attempt this feat daily at Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis. Part of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education—a nonprofit founded by the families of the astronauts who were lost in the 1986 Challenger space-shuttle mission—the center educates and inspires visitors through simulated space missions and other science education programs. Whether navigating a spacecraft or assisting astronauts in Mission Control modeled after NASA’s Johnson Space Center, student, community, and corporate groups must maintain a cooperative spirit while completing their mission.