"The NASA Challenger Center field trip is the highlight of the year for the sixth grade students at Crafton Elementary. One child said he had been waiting since kindergarten to go on this unique ride into space."
Claire Rex
Pennsylvania Science Teacher of the Year

eMission Scenarios

e-Missions™ are distance learning videoconference simulations in which students connect with a flight director at the Challenger Learning Center and use their problem solving skills and math and science abilities to work their way through a scenario fraught with crises. Each year more than 750 video connections are made to classrooms around the world. In fact, e-Missions have now been delivered to 14 countries in addition to the United States.  President George W. Bush even took part in an e-Mission in 2004. Check out down below the many interesting scenarios you can try out.

Watch an e-Mission in Action

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Available e-Missions


operation montserrat


Grades: 5-9 

cyber surgeons logo

Cyber Surgeons
Grades: 9-12

Moon Mars and Beyond

Moon Mars 
and Beyond
Grades: 3-5

hurricane alert!

Hurricane Alert!
Grades: 5-9

space station alpha logo

Space Station
Grades: 5-12



Grades: 4-6



Grades: 6-8

target moon


Target Moon
Grades: 6-8

Fire Scene Investigation

Fire Scene 
Grades: 6-8