The History of the Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center
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Victor Williamson creates the first in class simulation of a Starship expedition as part of his student teaching responsibilities.
Victor Williamson hired to teach 6th Grade at Central Elementary School, Pleasant Grove.
Victor Williamson starts regular starship simulations for his 6th grade classroom.
Victor Williamson starts a Young Astronaut Club at Central Elementary School. The starship simulations are moved into the club's after school program.
Central Elementary School's Young Astronauts represent the United States at the first International Young Astronaut convention in Japan.
Williamson leads a delegation of Young Astronauts to visit the Kino Learning Center in Tuscon Arizona to see the school's space shuttle in operation.
Williamson moves his starship simulations into the school's gym.
Williamson starts the Super Saturday program at Central School
Williamson sets up a space shuttle cockpit in the custodial room directly behind the gym. This is technically the first simulator.
Williamson is given permission by Stan Harward, Central Elementary School's principal to build a small simulator in the back of the an empty classroom (where the Odyssey and Phoenix currenly sit).
Williamson begins fundraising to build a simulator.
A decision is made to build an additon to the school to house the new starship simulator.
Alpine District maintenance joins the project
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