While on the “Voyage to Mars,” set in the scenario of the year being 2076 on Earth, students manned Mars Control at Chryse Station and worked with the human crew who were in their own station, orbiting Mars. During simulated crew replacement, students encountered a challenge which required them to decide as a group whether they would use their second probe to save astronauts who had landed on Mars or leave them to set up a base on Mars for an extended period of time. Using information gathered at the Navigation Station and with assistance from Challenger Center staff, the students decided to launch a second probe to save their fellow astronauts. JBS’s trip to Mars concluded with a completed mission, a safe landing, more knowledge, and sound scientific skills. The Middle School students at JBS prepared for the Challenger Learning Center visit through various classroom activities and in several different classrooms. During the course of the “Amazing Space” unit, students had been learning space vocabulary in Spanish and approximate sizes and appearance of planets in art courses. Spanish instructor Tamara Kunkel said, “My hope is that in collaborating with other teachers, in settings outside the classroom, the students will realize that Spanish is a useful tool in their lives. Learning a foreign language allows students to explore new worlds and meet new people that they may never have experienced without the language.” JBS art instructor Grace Henderson contributed to the project by having the students cooperatively work on planet mobiles. Students worked in groups of three to create a 3-D model that showed distinguishing features of each planet. “In Technology, students created a class wikispace that enabled students to show the motions of rotation and revolution using animation techniques, as well as to design a virtual tour, which they uploaded to their computers via the website PowerShow.com,” Ms. Karen Bailey explained.