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Social Missions

Gather your friends, family, co workers or neighbors and experience a mission at the CLC!

A social mission offers you the next best thing to actual space flight with a mission control designed after NASA Johnson Space Center and and an orbiting spacecraft laboratory modeled after the International Space Station.  Work as flight controllers and astronauts as you complete mission objectives, solve problems and work as a team.

Assigned to one of eight teams in Mission Control and the Space Station, you will utilize task cards, data logs and station activities to successfully rendezvous with a comet or complete a crew exchange on Mars.

The two hour mission is designed for 10-30 participants 11 years old or older. Social missions are available Monday-Friday, (except holidays) between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; evenings and weekends, by appointment when staff is available. Mission costs range from $30 for 10-24 participants to $25 for 25-30 participants.

Social Mission Flyer & Registration Form (PDF)

Schedule a Social Mission

Contact Us

Challenger Learning Center
1500 W. Raab Rd.
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8700
Fax: 309-268-7984 

Stacey Shrewsbury

Lead Flight Director
Phone: 309-268-8701

Libby Torbeck

Flight Director
Phone: 309-268-8702

Jo Kitchens

Flight Director
Phone: 309-268-8703

Crystal Johnson

Program Assistant
Phone: 309-268-8374

Jenna Brewer

Registration & Records Assistant
Phone: 309-268-8707