Sixth Graders in Space: First Mission Held at Challenger Center

2015-09-28T19:30:56+00:00

On Monday morning, the six-graders in Lino Castillo’s science class took off on the first mission of the new Challenger Learning Center of Las Cruces It’s the newest of about 40 Challenger Learning Centers nationwide. The village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque donated all the equipment — worth about $1.5 million — to Las Cruces [...]

Sixth Graders in Space: First Mission Held at Challenger Center 2015-09-28T19:30:56+00:00

Challenger Learning Center Honored for Increased ‘Flight’ Missions

2015-08-31T15:01:59+00:00

The Challenger Learning Center for Science & Technology, Woodstock,  was honored earlier this month for increasing its number of annual “flight” missions. Cheryl Cox, lead programs teacher at the Woodstock’s Challenger Center, attended the Challenger National Conference Aug. 9 to 13, in San Antonio, Texas, and accepted the award on behalf of the staff. The [...]

Challenger Learning Center Honored for Increased ‘Flight’ Missions 2015-08-31T15:01:59+00:00

Orbiting Earth means sunrises and sunsets every 45 minutes, astronaut says

2016-12-14T19:57:43+00:00

Orbiting the planet at about 5 miles per second 220 miles above the Earth’s surface, seeing a sunrise or sunset every 45 minutes and working out for two hours each day with equipment to prevent floating off the treadmill is all in a day’s work for astronaut Scott Kelly. Thursday morning in McAllister Fine Arts [...]

Orbiting Earth means sunrises and sunsets every 45 minutes, astronaut says 2016-12-14T19:57:43+00:00

Challenger Center Chats with ISS Astronauts

2016-12-14T19:57:43+00:00

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 44 Flight Engineers Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren of NASA discussed life and work on the orbital laboratory during an in-flight event taking place on the final day of Challenger Center’s Annual Conference. Captain Mark Kelly joined students, teachers and our conference attendees to talk with Lindgren and Kelly. Lindgren arrived on [...]

Challenger Center Chats with ISS Astronauts 2016-12-14T19:57:43+00:00

Paramus Challenger director now on national board

2015-08-31T15:56:09+00:00

The center director for New Jersey’s Challenger Center for Space Science Education has been elected to the national board of directors, it was recently announced. Kathie Klein, a teacher now director for the Buehler Challenger and Science Center in Paramus, will be serving in one of two seats reserved for center representatives. The Challenger Center [...]

Paramus Challenger director now on national board 2015-08-31T15:56:09+00:00

Kentucky Science Center to operate Challenger Learning Center

2015-08-31T15:19:50+00:00

Kentucky Science Center’s proposal to operate the Challenger Learning Center — Louisville, located at The Academy @ Shawnee in Louisville, Kentucky (Shawnee Challenger) was approved by the Jefferson County Public School Board. Beginning this fall, the Science Center will operate the Shawnee Challenger as an offsite destination serving schools, after and out-of-school groups, families and corporations from [...]

Kentucky Science Center to operate Challenger Learning Center 2015-08-31T15:19:50+00:00

‘I’m thrilled’ Carol Vorderman gushes over role with space science education programme

2016-12-14T19:57:43+00:00

Carol is 'thrilled' about her new role. The TV personality - who is currently in the US - will sit alongside seven astronauts, representatives from NASA and spaceflight companies as part of her new role at the Challenger Centre for Space Science Education. On Thursday she will take part in a live link to the [...]

‘I’m thrilled’ Carol Vorderman gushes over role with space science education programme 2016-12-14T19:57:43+00:00

CBS This Morning: NASA unveils exhibit featuring Challenger, Columbia wreckage

2015-08-31T15:47:52+00:00

The world is getting its first look at wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia space shuttle disasters. NASA is displaying pieces at the Kennedy Space Center as part of a tribute to the fallen crews.   View More: Technology News|Live News|More News Videos Link to Article

CBS This Morning: NASA unveils exhibit featuring Challenger, Columbia wreckage 2015-08-31T15:47:52+00:00

Six New Individuals Elected to Challenger Center Board of Directors

2016-12-14T19:57:43+00:00

Special Board Seat Created for Apollo 1 Family Representative The board of directors of Challenger Center today announced the election of several new members and the creation of a new board seat reserved for an Apollo 1 representative. New board members include: Lowell Grissom, brother of Apollo 1 Command Pilot Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Robert [...]

Six New Individuals Elected to Challenger Center Board of Directors 2016-12-14T19:57:43+00:00

2014 Annual Report

2016-12-14T19:57:43+00:00

For nearly 30 years, Challenger Center has worked to develop innovative and inspiring ways to educate more students and engage more teachers. Our Annual Report details our yearly progress, offers a summary of our audited financial statements, and acknowledges the donors who make this important work possible. Read our 2014 Annual Report (PDF)  

2014 Annual Report 2016-12-14T19:57:43+00:00