BANGOR, Maine (WABI) –A Bangor-based educational center is ready to help local kids continue exploring space.
The Challenger Learning Center is celebrating its 15th anniversary.
Some of the equipment is that old too and needs updating.
They recently found out they’re getting $100K from the Davis Family Foundation.
Their goal is to raise double that.
Uses for the money include sending kids on a new journey from mission control…
“So it’s a mission to Mars for the students of Maine,” said Executive Director Kristen Hibbard. “But this is another part to it we’ve got that $100,000 but the goal is really to raise $200,000. So, we are really using this $100,000 as a kick off to raise the final part so we can make sure that all the systems get upgraded correctly to a really great level to continue for another 15 years.”
They’ve been working with NASA to finalize the new Mars mission.
For more info or to donate go to astronaut.org.