UTC Challenger Center | Tennessee Vacation

UTC Challenger Center

615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Our student-based mission simulation programs "fly" 250-300 missions every year. Approximately 10,000 students visit our center annually. Students visit from Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina. While here, students participate in simulated space missions that reinforce and introduce students to real-world applications of science principles and concepts discussed in classrooms. In addition, we hold numerous teacher professional development workshops that strengthen math, science and technology concepts for teachers from those same states.

We fly missions: Rendezvous with Comet Halley, Return to the Moon, and Voyage to Mars. For younger children, we offer a Mini-Discovery Mission and a Micro-Comet Mission.

Anyone may fly a mission, as long as your group contains the appropriate number of people. We fly missions for everyone from kindergartners to senior citizens. Missions are group events. The required minimum is 19 people; maximum, 34 people. For a mini-mission, a minimum of 10 people is required, with a maximum of 18 people.

Our Summer Galaxy Quest Camps are based on individual enrollment. Our other programs are geared toward groups.

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