Voyage to Mars
In Earth years, it is 2076 and a now routine Voyage to Mars has brought the latest human crew into Martian orbit. Both the relief crew and the planet based crew will be under tight deadlines to gather and analyze important data and communicate information to the teams in Spacecraft and in Mars Control.
Group Size: 16-34
Age Group: 6th and above
$700 per mission with teacher training
$600 per mission with same trained teacher
$550 per mission with teacher training
$450 per mission with same trained teacher
**Fall rates apply to missions scheduled and completed prior to December 20th.*
Call 419-698-1501 or email Challengerlc@esclakeeriewest.org to schedule your mission today! Don't wait, our schedule fills up quickly. Some schools book up to a year in advance!
Click here to download the Mission Schedule Form. Fax to 419-698-1457 once you have reserved your date.
Program Documents (click to download)
All of our missions are aligned to the Ohio Content Standards as well as the Common Core and Revised Standards.
Teachers who schedule Challenger Learning Center missions for their classes will attend a full day mission preparation workshop the first year of their involvement in a particular scenario. During the workshop, they will participate in mission activities, learn about the logistics of their students' mission day, and receive a curriculum package.
During training, educators will receive a Mission Preparation Manual, which includes information on the following:
1. Challenger Center's Pedagogy and National and State Standards
2. Mission Prep Tips
3. Team Assembly
4. Team Descriptions
5. Crew Manifests
6. Job Applications for these positions
7. Preparation Activities - Click here to see the list of preparation activities.
The Mars Mission Activity Guide contains the following pre-mission activities:
1. Navigating a Spacecraft
2. Spacesuit design
3. Mars Geologic Mapping
4. Mission Meals
6. Searching for Signs of Life
1. Content Background
2. Name Tags with Team Assignment Templates
3. Mission Certificate Template
4. Mission Day Logistics
Top Gun Training - Optional
Top Gun Training is a 2-hour after school training for teachers who have completed Teacher Training Levels I and II in the same scenario. The major objective of the training is to prepare the teacher as an Assistant Flight Director in Mission Control during the student mission. At the completion of the training, the teacher will:
> be able to assist the Flight Director in Mission Control during the mission
> feel comfortable and competent in assisting the students through the mission by having a
general understanding of the station manuals and computers
> be able to guide the students to find solutions to problems on their own
> be fitted for a loaned flight suit that he/she will wear the day of the mission
> be able to share input during the mission briefing and de-briefing
> in some cases be able to lead the mid-briefing during the crew exchange
> have a general understanding the imbedded emergencies and their solutions