After a unit studying Earth-sun-moon relationships and the history of NASA’s Apollo and space shuttle missions, UHA’s 6th grade got to travel on their own “Mission to the Moon.”  The student astronauts applied and trained for specific jobs including navigation, life support, communications, medical, and robotics.  Each student spent time working at mission control in their specific roles as well as working in a spacecraft simulator.  They worked together to solve problems that arose, repair a damaged probe, test moon rocks, and decide where they should land to build a lunar base for human habitation.  The Challenger Learning Center in Paducah is a once in a lifetime experience for many and just might spark an interest in engineering and space studies.