HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Summer camp at the Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky is underway. Tuesday, kids had the chance to become an astronaut. They created their own "Spudniks" and rockets. Coordinators say the activities taught the kids how to be safe if they ever go to space. While they were learning a lesson, many [...]
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In the first memorial of its kind, NASA and the families of the 14 men and women who lost their lives aboard the shuttle Challenger in 1986 and Columbia in 2003 have joined together to remember the astronauts with pictures, personal mementos and, in an emotional first, iconic wreckage from both orbiters. A section of [...]
Two months ago, Forrest Road Elementary School second-graders remotely controlled a professional telescope and photographed cool images of a mighty hot event - a solar eruption. In fact, the students' time-lapse of the images is so cool, it has received the most clicks of all the images from the event posted on a scientific website. [...]
JT travels to the Scobee Education Center at San Antonio College to see how some NASA artifacts are igniting the imaginations of local kids on "Street's Corner." Watch video here
SCHENECTADY — A siren blared, a red light flashed and all heads snapped to attention. “Looks like we have an emergency,” mission commander Victoria Burr told the young astronauts in the space station. “The navigation team has found an unknown object out there. What do you think it might be?” The astronauts consulted their monitors [...]
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - The new Challenger Learning Center opens at the Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) in Schenectady on Thursday, May 14, 2015 with a visit from Tech Valley High School students. Watch video here
une Scobee Rodgers, founding chairman of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education, was recently presented the 2015 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. She received the honor during the opening ceremony of the Space Foundation's 31st Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Space Symposium is the annual gathering of all sectors of the [...]
BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Houston, do you copy?” You’re in the space command center, practically expecting to hear something along these lines. But, where are you? You’re on Henry and Montgomery Sts. on the Lower East Side, and once you’ve walked through the doors at the end of the ground-floor corridor of the Corlears Complex [...]
PADUCAH, Ky. (5/5/15) — Community Christian Academy middle school science teacher Joyce Kratz, was named the 2014-2015 Challenger Learning Center at Paducah's Outstanding Educator during a surprise presentation during her sixth grade science class May 4. During the presentation, Kratz, the center's ninth outstanding educator, received a framed certificate and a $100 gift certificate for science [...]
Three years to day after arriving in New York City for its public display, NASA's prototype space shuttle Enterprise on Monday (April 27) was dedicated to the astronauts who lost their lives in the pursuit of space exploration. Family members of the Apollo 1, Challenger STS-51L and Columbia STS-107 crews joined NASA officials aboard the [...]