On Jan. 25, 2014, a football-free Saturday, The Challenger Learning Center will open its doors for one simulated Mission to Mars for adults and teens (7th grade and up). Liftoff takes place at 4 p.m. and the mission ends at 6:30 p.m.

The astronauts on the mission will use smarts, wits and teamwork to successfully navigate through space challenges and safely land their craft on Mars. A Martian celebration will follow, with light refreshments and snacks. Cost is $30 per person or $50 per couple.

This mission is limited to 30 people, so reserve your spot today by calling The Challenger Learning Center at (716) 379-8686 (leave a message and Santa’s helpers will get back to you), or email Fred@DRCLC.org.

Payment preferred at time of reservation. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. Payments can be mailed to 182 East Union Street, Suite 2, Allegany, NY, 14706.

Need something for under the tree?

Stop in at The Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center, 182 E. Union St. in Allegany (next to the UPS mailing center) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., now through Dec. 20, to pick up your Commemorative Mission NASA patch or collect yours the afternoon of the mission!