“What I Learned from the Crew”

2016-12-14T19:57:39+00:00

Barbara Morgan, Former NASA Astronaut and Backup Teacher in Space, served as the keynote speaker at the January 28, 2016 Day of Remembrance. Shared here, her remarks pay tribute to the crew on the 30th anniversary of the Challenger accident. Dick Scobee, Mike Smith, Elison Onizuka, Judy Resnick, Ron McNair, Greg Jarvis, Christa McAuliffe. I would like to share some [...]

“What I Learned from the Crew”2016-12-14T19:57:39+00:00

Challenger Center Student Returns to Become Flight Director

2018-02-09T22:33:08+00:00

I was eleven years old in the summer of 2001, when the first Challenger Learning Center in Illinois opened its doors – right in my hometown of Woodstock, Illinois. The first school mission didn’t run until September of that year, but the Center debuted its summer camps before then, and I was part of that [...]

Challenger Center Student Returns to Become Flight Director2018-02-09T22:33:08+00:00

My Aunt, Judy Resnik

2016-12-14T19:57:40+00:00

Jenna Resnik, 13, is the niece of Judy Resnik. Jenna shares what she's been told about her Aunt Judy and how she focuses on triumph in her own life.  Thirty years ago, my aunt, Judy Resnik, and the other six members of the Challenger crew were lost to this world.  They had been trying to [...]

My Aunt, Judy Resnik2016-12-14T19:57:40+00:00

30 Years Later, Challenger Widow Tells Her Story

2016-02-29T20:39:53+00:00

“I often say that we were tremendously excited, the whole bunch of us were tremendously excited that we were kind of on this major interstate highway moving toward the heavens,” says June Scobee Rodgers, remembering Jan. 28, 1986, the day her husband, Cmdr. Dick Scobee, boarded the Challenger space shuttle. “And then this terrible, numbing accident [...]

30 Years Later, Challenger Widow Tells Her Story2016-02-29T20:39:53+00:00

Shuttle Disaster: ‘I could have been on board Challenger’

2016-12-14T19:57:40+00:00

In 1984 US President Ronald Reagan announced that NASA would search for a member of the public to accompany five experienced astronauts on the Space Shuttle Challenger. The twist was that the person chosen would have to be a teacher. Thousands of people from across the US applied. Christa McAuliffe was the one selected to join [...]

Shuttle Disaster: ‘I could have been on board Challenger’2016-12-14T19:57:40+00:00

30 Years Later, Challenger’s Final Voyage Remembered

2016-12-14T19:57:40+00:00

Thirty years after the space shuttle Challenger broke apart in the clear, cold sky high above Cape Canaveral, the commander's widow no longer feels anger at NASA and the management missteps and schedule pressure that kept the orbiters flying despite a fatal flaw in their solid-fuel boosters. She tells CBS News she is at peace [...]

30 Years Later, Challenger’s Final Voyage Remembered2016-12-14T19:57:40+00:00

Challenger’s Final Flight Began an Enduring Mission of Education

2018-01-24T17:48:47+00:00

Written by Charles A. Atkeison As the space shuttle Challenger rose into the cold blue sky over America's Space Coast thirty years ago on Thursday, excitement for the first teacher to travel into space turned to stunned disbelief as the vehicle suddenly broke apart - a crew lost - in an event which changed both NASA [...]

Challenger’s Final Flight Began an Enduring Mission of Education2018-01-24T17:48:47+00:00

Thank You for Continuing the Mission

2016-12-14T19:57:40+00:00

Dr. June Scobee Rodgers is the widow of Challenger Commander Dick Scobee and founding chair of Challenger Center. Today she shares a message of thanks as we approach the 30th anniversary of the accident.

Thank You for Continuing the Mission2016-12-14T19:57:40+00:00

30 Years After Space Shuttle Challenger Exploded, Kids Still Inspired

2016-12-14T19:57:40+00:00

By all accounts, the American space program should be in a funk. The space shuttle program shut down in 2011. We're relying on the Russians to get to the International Space Station. It's anyone's guess how long it will really be before astronauts return to orbit on NASA's next rocket or one developed by private [...]

30 Years After Space Shuttle Challenger Exploded, Kids Still Inspired2016-12-14T19:57:40+00:00

Challenger Center Commemorates 30th Anniversary of Shuttle Tragedy

2016-12-14T19:57:40+00:00

Challenger Center, the living legacy to the astronauts of the Space Shuttle Challenger, continues inspiring the future 30 years after the accident. The leading science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education organization, founded by the Challenger families, has educated over 4.4 million students at more than 40 Challenger Learning Centers around the globe. On January [...]

Challenger Center Commemorates 30th Anniversary of Shuttle Tragedy2016-12-14T19:57:40+00:00