Challenger Reach 2 U Program

Imagine a group of students who embarked on an exciting simulated space mission without ever leaving the classroom!

The Challenger Learning Center of Colorado (CLCC) was partnered with NASA to reach elementary students from under-served communities, including rural, lower socio-economic status, Hispanic and Native American school districts.

This Internet-based educational program allowed students to participate in Challenger-style hands-on, exciting simulated space missions and provided educators with the support they needed to add creative, career-focused lessons and activities to their classrooms.  (Traveling mission technology kits were available for loan to districts that did not have the necessary technology requirements.)


What are e-Missions?

What is the Moon, Mars and Beyond Experience?

For the answer to these questions and to view a TV news video clip of an actual Moon, Mars and Beyond Experience, see our e-Mission page.

NASA Websites

NASA’s website for Educators

NASA's learning technologies Website

Digital Learning Network -- To request live interactive educational Expeditions, Design Challenges, and virtual visits by NASA employees through videoconference, call 281-244-7325 or visit http://dln.nasa.gov.

Teaching From Space – Incorporate unique STEM experiences in the classroom through a variety of NASA mission-related activities, including Space Station downlinks, Earth geology images from the ISS and ARISS (Amateur Radio on the ISS)

EarthKAM -- A program that provides stunning, high quality photographs of our planet taken from the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. Students have taken thousands of photographs of Earth by using the internet to direct a digital camera on selected shuttle flights and currently on the International Space Station. See http://www.earthkam.ucsd.edu/.

Starchild -- Site for K-8 students with information on the solar system and space travel. Information, games and activities are found at http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov.

Spacesuits and Spacewalks -- Learn space history and explore the interactive “clickable” suit at http://www.nasa.gov./education/spacesuits.

NASA Role Model for Students -- You can introduce your students to someone who has actually worked for NASA. Click here for a brief bio on Joe Fuller, Founder and President of Futron Corporation. Perhaps Mr. Fuller's story may inspire some of your students to STEM careers.

Who Participated In Challenger Reach 2 U?





Academy for Adv & Creative Learning
Animas ES
Aguilar ES

Cedar Ridge ES
Cheraw ES
Columbine ES
Cotapaxi Consolidated Schools
County ES

Edison ES
Explore ES
Falcon ES
Fowler ES

Gateway ES
High Plains ES
Las Animas ES
La Junta Intermediate
LaVeta ES

Manzanola ES
Monroe ES

Needham ES
Odyssey ES

Pleasant View ES

Roosevelt Edison Charter School

Scholars to Leaders
Shanner ES
Grande School
Sunrise ES
Swink ES

Talbott ES


Colorado Springs SD11
Durango SD
Aguilar RE-6

Pueblo D70
Cheraw SD
Woodland Park SD
Fremont RE-3
Custer C-1

Edison SD 54JT
Mapleton SD
Falcon SD49
Fowler R4J

Woodland Park SD
Academy SD20
Las Animas RE-1
East Otero SD
LaVeta Dist.RE-2

Manzanola SD 3J
Colorado Springs SD11

Durango SD 9-R
Falcon SD49

Cortez RE-1

Colorado Springs SD11
Colorado Springs SD11
Holly SD RE-3
Sierra Grande
Widefield SD3
Swink SD

Widefield SD3



New Mexico

Bernalillo ES                                                        Bernalillo
Blanco ES                                                            Bloomfield
Gallina ES                                                            Jemez Mtn
Pojoaque Valley Intermediate School         Pojoaque Valley SD





 Hillcrest ES    Campbell County


(Note: This web page is based upon work supported by NASA under Grant Number NNX10AD92G.  Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of CCESSE and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.)

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