Challenger Space Center of Arizona
The Challenger Space Center of Arizona is a working memorial to the astronauts that lost their lives in the ill fated space shuttle Challenger STS – 51L flight on January 28, 1986. Its mission is to “inspire, excite, and educate people of all ages about the mysteries and wonders of space, science and the universe in which we live…”.
The Challenger Space Center of Arizona has a unique affiliation with the Smithsonian Institute which offers access to national quality museum exhibits right here in Peoria. The center also offers educational programs for individuals, families and schools as well as camps, stargazing, and corporate programs and rentals. And don’t forget to stop into the Galaxy Gift Shop while you are there. The Challenger Space Center of Arizona has something for everyone. For more information go to: www.azchallenger.org.