In celebration of the the Las Cruces Space Festival, the Challenger Learning Center will host seven free public missions, sponsored by Galactic Unite, Barnett’s Las Cruces Harley-Davidson, and The Education Plan. Missions last for 2.5 hours, are free and open to the public, but do require pre-registration before March 20th.
The Challenger Learning Center offers visitors possibly the next best thing to an actual space flight. The realistic Mission Control room was designed after NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, and the atmospheric space vehicle was modeled after a laboratory on the International Space Station. During each space mission, participants will work together to achieve mission goals, taking on roles such as scientists, engineers, mission control operators and many more. These experiences strengthen knowledge in STEM fields and space exploration, and are also great fun! From kindergartners to adults, space mission simulations are an adventure like no other – we look forward to flying with you!
The Challenger Learning Center of Las Cruces is New Mexico’s sole full-scale space simulator, operated by Las Cruces Public Schools (LCPS). Missions will run Monday- Friday (March 30th- April 4th) at 6-8.30pm and on Saturday April 4th at 11-1.30pm and 3-5.30pm. Missions will be held at the LCPS Challenger Learning Center/Teaching located at 505 S. Main St. Ste. 400.