The Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center began as a classroom experiment by its founder, Victor Williamson. He transported his class through the power of imagination to the outer reaches of our solar system and beyond. With the goal to bring this to students beyond his own classroom, Mr. Williamson built up the program through various grants, donations, and volunteer work to a much larger scale. On November 8, 1990, the first simulator known as the Voyager was opened.
Since that time, the Space Center has been inspiring and influencing the lives of thousands of children in Utah, and beyond.
The CMSEC is currently under the direction of James Porter. Volunteering and working at the Space Center as a youth lead him to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education from USU in Logan where he taught for six years. After accepting the position as director of the Center, James has earned a Master’s of Education degree in Learning and Technology and is excited expand the program and continue inspiring students.