On Monday October 29th the 8th grade advanced science classes from Walton Middle School traveled to Tallahassee to the Challenger Learning Center. During the trip the students participated in a Space Mission Simulation, Expedition Mars. Set in the future when humans have established mission control on the Martian Moon Phobos, spacecraft astronauts are on a scheduled mission from Phobos to the surface of Mars to search for water and evidence of life. They find themselves in a high-risk situation that could jeopardize the mission and must work together to solve problems. In addition they participated in a demonstration of why astronauts wear space suits, watched Our Beautiful Planet in 3D on the IMAX screen and toured both the Old and New Capitol buildings.