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About Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis



Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis

The award-winning Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis provides space education programs for schools, corporations, scouts, community groups and the general public. At the core of the Center are state-of-the-art space simulators, which include an orbiting space station, and a Mission Control center modeled after NASA's Johnson Space Center.

The program is part of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education, an international not-for-profit education organization founded in April 1986 by the families of the astronauts tragically lost during the Challenger space shuttle mission.

The St. Louis location is part of a growing network of approximately 50 Challenger Learning Centers located throughout the world and serves groups throughout the                           Greater St. Louis area.

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Staff Biographies

Tasmyn Scarl Front

Tasmyn Scarl Front has over 15 years experience working in informal science education where her skills and leadership of cross-departmental project teams has resulted in successful venues for over 50 national and international traveling exhibitions and several permanent exhibitions. Prior to coming to St. Louis, she was the Senior Manager of Exhibit Projects at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California and served as the Exhibit Projects Manager at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois. Tasmyn graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana with a degree in Industrial Design.



Robert Powell

Robert Powell is the Education Coordinator for the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis and is responsible for all education programs beyond the simulated space missions. Robert has 20 years of experience in informal science education. He has always considered himself a lifelong learner and loves sharing his passion for science and math with others. Robert graduated with a B.S. in matehmatics at North Carolina Central University.



Heidi Lung

Heidi Lung is the Lead Flight Director for the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis. Heidi's main responsiblites include simulator operations and scheduling. Heidi has over 10 years of expereince as an informal educator with experience in managing all stages of educational programs. She has a B.A., M.A., and Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies and is currently pursuing a PhD in Education.






Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis Partnership

The Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis is a partnership of the Ferguson-Florissant School District, the Saint Louis Science Center and the Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis.

Ferguson-Florissant School District
Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis


Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis
205 Brotherton Lane
St. Louis, MO 63135 | (314) 521-6205