Our MISSION is educating and inspiring the workforce of today and tomorrow.

Steve Atwater

“The CLCA hands on simulation experience make a demonstrated impact on students, possibly more so than any other experience in students’ STEM exposures.  Essentially, here is an organization with a proven track record of inspiring students to seek out STEM careers, offering to provide exciting STEM education to Alaska’s youth.”

Steve Atwater, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for K12 Outreach Education, UAF

“I’ve been through this type of training (HUET training with CSET) six or seven times over the years- this was the best due to the quality instructors, helpers, ect., being allowed extra practice and coaching.”

John Minge, President of BP Exploration (Alaska)
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“Thank you so much for providing my students with an amazing educational experience!  They had so much fun.  I look forward to visiting again.”

Ms. Crystal McMillan, Fairview Elementary Teacher
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“The many effective workshops, camps, and missions offered by the Challenger Center are not, however, it’s true magic.  Instead, CLCA’s greatest strength lies in its unique ability to inspire.  For students growing up in Alaska, where opportunity often seems far away, a class or mission with the Challenger Center brings the wonder of spaceflight within reach.”

Tess Caswell, former Challenger student and NASA Flight Controller for the International Space Station