• UTC Challenger Center - Chattanooga, Tennessee

      UTC Challenger Center
      Photo by Kimberly Goza
      The Challenger Center at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is one of several centers worldwide offering students simulated space missions (which teach science, math and teamwork in a fun and relevant manner) in honor of the ill-fated Challenger shuttle. But this one has the benefit of being supported by the widow of Challenger astronaut Dick Scobee. A local resident, she has loaned some of her late husband's effects for exhibit.

      If you go:
      This is an educational facility and not really a tourist attraction, but it is receptive to visitors. And any group of at least 10 may participate in one of the missions by registering in advance.


      855 East 5th Street
      Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403 USA

      Mailing address:
      Dept. #6406
      615 McCallie Avenue
      Chattanooga, TN 37403 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Challenger Center
      +1 (423) 425-4126