Challenger Center Marks 29 Years Since Shuttle Tragedy

2016-12-14T19:57:44+00:00

Challenger Center and its network of 44 Centers around the globe will honor the crew of the Challenger Shuttle by observing the 29th anniversary of the accident on Wednesday, January 28. The nonprofit STEM education organization was formed in 1986 as a living tribute to the crew and works to strengthen students’ interest and knowledge [...]

Challenger Center Marks 29 Years Since Shuttle Tragedy2016-12-14T19:57:44+00:00

A. Art Azarbarzin, POES (Polar Operational Environmental Satellites), NASA

2016-02-04T20:54:39+00:00

Where did you grow up? I was born in Iran and, since my father was in the Air Force, we moved around from one air base to another until I was 16. Then, I moved to the Chicago area. What was your favorite subject in school? Math Did you have a favorite teacher? My favorite teachers [...]

A. Art Azarbarzin, POES (Polar Operational Environmental Satellites), NASA2016-02-04T20:54:39+00:00

Janis Davis-Street, Nutritional Biochemistry Laboratory

2016-02-04T21:00:48+00:00

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Georgetown, Guyana, which is located on the northeastern coast of South America. What was your favorite subject in school? Biology and math Did you have a favorite teacher? My French teacher. I liked her because she was always very fair, and treated all her students equally. [...]

Janis Davis-Street, Nutritional Biochemistry Laboratory2016-02-04T21:00:48+00:00

Rafael Fernandez-Sein, Director

2016-12-14T19:57:44+00:00

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. Rio Piedras was absorbed by San Juan in 1952 and no longer is an independent municipality. What was your favorite subject in school? Would you believe history? Did you have a favorite teacher? In high school I had a Jesuit seminarian that taught [...]

Rafael Fernandez-Sein, Director2016-12-14T19:57:44+00:00

Michael Mims, Propulsion System Test Engineer/Test Conductor

2016-02-04T21:00:22+00:00

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Crossroads, Mississippi (a rural community outside of Poplarville). What was your favorite subject in school? Science, especially physics Did you have a favorite teacher? My advanced math teacher in high school was my favorite because, in addition to teaching the subject matter well, he took the time [...]

Michael Mims, Propulsion System Test Engineer/Test Conductor2016-02-04T21:00:22+00:00

Homer Hickam, Retired Engineer

2016-12-14T19:57:44+00:00

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Coalwood, West Virginia. What was your favorite subject in school? My favorite subjects were physics and English. Did you have a favorite teacher? My favorite teacher was Miss Freida Riley who taught me chemistry and physics in high school. She was a great inspiration. She had a [...]

Homer Hickam, Retired Engineer2016-12-14T19:57:44+00:00

Jerry Elliott High Eagle (Osage- Cherokee), Assistant Chief Technologist

2016-12-14T19:57:44+00:00

Where did you grow up? Oklahoma What was your favorite subject in school? Math Did you have a favorite teacher? Yes. My science teacher, who encouraged me to never be afraid to dream and discover. What do you do? I look at the world like you do, always wondering what is it made of, and [...]

Jerry Elliott High Eagle (Osage- Cherokee), Assistant Chief Technologist2016-12-14T19:57:44+00:00

Joseph Kagenyi, Meteorologist

2016-02-04T20:58:44+00:00

Where did you grow up? Central Kenya, a country in Africa What was your favorite subject in school? In secondary school, my favorite subjects were mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and geography. Did you have a favorite teacher? My favorite teacher was my physics teacher. I scored the highest marks in his class. What do you [...]

Joseph Kagenyi, Meteorologist2016-02-04T20:58:44+00:00

Nagin Cox, Engineer, NASA’s Galileo Mission to Jupiter

2016-02-04T20:58:33+00:00

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Kansas City. What was your favorite subject in school? History Did you have a favorite teacher?  I cannot say that I had one favorite teacher. What do you do? I work on Mission Control for Galileo, a robotic spacecraft. Galileo has made the journey from Earth to [...]

Nagin Cox, Engineer, NASA’s Galileo Mission to Jupiter2016-02-04T20:58:33+00:00

John Herrington, Astronaut

2016-12-14T19:57:44+00:00

What was your favorite subject in school? I’d like to say it was math. In high school I had a geometry teacher that made the class interesting. But, I didn’t really excel in math until college. Did you have a favorite teacher? I have two favorite instructors that made an impact on my life. The chair [...]

John Herrington, Astronaut2016-12-14T19:57:44+00:00