Description - The Challenger Space Center provides an exciting space-based learning environment where schoolchildren, families, senior citizens, corporate teams and others fly simulated space flight missions where they become flight crews, mission controllers and scientists.
Flight missions, led by Challenger Flight Directors, seamlessly integrate the concepts of teamwork, communications and leadership, along with math, science and technology skills, to help participants work together to overcome obstacles and emergencies and complete a successful mission.
Equal to education missions designed for students and their teachers, the Space Center — a community resource center — also features numerous public programming opportunities including stargazing, an indoor planetarium, space camps, lectures, telescope classes, space storytelling and more, to enable families, youth groups, Scout troops, community members, corporate teams, senior citizens and others to experience the awe-inspiring Center’s 21,433 square foot facility and all that she has to offer.
Recreation - Research and education
Coming from the West (Sun City/Sun City West/Surprise)
• Go East on Bell Road
• Turn left onto 91st Avenue
• Turn Right onto Lake Pleasant Parkway
• Turn Left onto 83rd Avenue
• The Center is the large white building on the left
• The Challenger Space Center is adjacent to the Sunrise Mountain High School campus