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Maine’s Challenger Learning Center hosts its first Veterans Day appreciation event

BANGOR – The Challenger Learning Center of Maine is hosting its 2021 Veterans Day Appreciation: Family Outreach Event – The Apollo 13 Challenge.

This activity allows participants to replicate the engineering design challenge of NASA’s Apollo 13 mission to the moon. Participants will be able to simulate being engineers and astronauts tasked with working together to save the Apollo 13 mission. Plus, families will complete their mission in Challenger’s unique mission control and space lab simulators!

This activity is for adults and children from 7 years old. Families are encouraged to participate together!

When: November 11 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. or 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Challenger Learning Center in Bangor. The program will take place in the space laboratory and mission control simulators.

How: Admission is free for all serving, retired and veteran families. Pre-registration is required on the Challenger website. Ticket priority will also be given to these military families. Non-military families are invited to join the waiting list and will be contacted on Tuesday, November 9 if there is availability. These non-military families will be invited to make a donation to participate in the program.

COVID procedures: We are limited in the number of participants to allow spacing within our simulators. In addition, all participants and staff will be required to wear masks during the program.

Information and registration on the home page of our website, www.astronaut.org.

Proud sponsor of the event: Cole Land Transportation Museum

Visit www.astronaut.org for more details on the event or call 207-990-2900ext.4, cell 207-949-9017, or email [email protected]

The Challenger Center for Space Science Education and its international network of more than 40 Challenger Learning Centers create positive educational experiences that raise students’ expectations for success. Inspired by Challenger’s original mission, Challenger Center is built on a legacy of forward-looking exploration.

In Maine, the Challenger Learning Center is located at 30 Venture Way in Bangor and can be reached by calling 207-990-2900 or by logging on to www.astronaut.org.