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Challenger Space Mission: Return to the Moon (elementary: 4th grade & up)

An IMMERSIVE science experience in the form of a realistic space mission!!

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Challenger Space Mission: Return to the Moon (elementary: 4th grade & up)
Challenger Space Mission: Return to the Moon (elementary: 4th grade & up)

Time & Location

Sep 07, 2022, 10:30 AM

Columbia, 2600 Barhamville Rd, Columbia, SC 29204, USA


About the event

This is an IMMERSIVE science experience in the form of a realistic space mission!!

**** This mission is for the elementary grade levels, but curriculum is for about 4th grade & up.****

Kids take over the roles of astronauts & mission control teams in sets that look and feel like actually being IN A SPACE STATION (sans the weightlessness) & MISSION CONTROL!

This is WORTH taking the day off from co-op (or inviting your co-op to sign-up to go with us), & booking a babysitter for the littlest! We will have a whole day of it, with the space mission, lunch (not included), a flight lesson & simulator, & a lesson and hands-on project on telescopes!

Letting y'all know so far in advance, to be able to plan for this out of town day. There will also be mission based material distributed shortly, for incorporating into your schoolwork, if you so choose.

- - -  The Return to the Moon mission is for elementary grade level students. Mission description: "For the first time since 1972, a crew of astronauts is returning to the Moon. This time, they plan to stay. Their mission is to establish a permanent base on the Moon to observe and explore, as well as test the feasibility of off-Earth settlements. Navigating their way into lunar orbit, students must construct and launch a probe and then analyze a variety of data gathered from the lunar surface to select a site for establishing the permanent Moon base."

- - -  COST

$25 per child 

Participating adults are $10, but please do not register adults, message to join the waitlist for adults. Trying to limit the number of adults participating in the mission, because each adult replaces a spot a child could have on the team (the mission rooms are small). Trying to keep the number of adults assisting in the mission at 8, so there is a waitlist for adults. If we have extra room, will add adult spaces.

Additional accompanying adults will be in a waiting area

Payment Schedule:

$5.00: Deposit per person is required to reserve a spot.

Balance: Due by August 19.

Paypal to, or Venmo to @Caroline-Knepper-1

Cancellation Policy: • Full refund may be available at any time where there is someone on the waitlist who can take your spot(s), if not we can only refund if we don't drop below the minimum number for a class.   • They are also still waiting for confirmation they'll be able to host groups from outside the Columbia districts for 2022, but they believe they will. If they are still under restriction, everything will be refunded, and we will try to book again at a later date.

*Trying to limit the number of adults overall, because it counts toward the max group number of 48, so please no more than 1 adult per family actually in the classes.

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What's included in the cost: • Space Mission (1 1/2 hours) • Aerospace Education Laboratory Flight Class & Simulator  • Hands on Science Project: Telescopes

- 3 hours total.

As always, if cost is prohibitive for you, please reach out. We may not always be able to help, but we can sometimes.

P.S. If you want to bring your kids that are in other age groups, and have another adult with you, they could always go to Edventure ( while the space mission is going on, and meet-up after.

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