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Alumni Profile: Kenneth Harris


Name: Kenneth Harris Profession: Senior Satellite Engineer, Centauri Education: University of Maryland, Baltimore County – Mechanical Engineering B.S; Johns Hopkins University – Engineering Management M.S Which Challenger Learning Center did you visit? Challenger Learning Center at Howard B. Owens Science Center. I visited the Center a number of times while [...]

Alumni Profile: Kenneth Harris2020-07-14T16:09:26+00:00

Live Downlink with Space Station Astronauts!


Students from across the nation will have an opportunity to talk with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Friday, June 19 at 1:10 p.m. EDT. The special event will air live on NASA tv and stream live below. NASA astronauts Bob Behnken, Chris Cassidy, and Doug Hurley will answer questions recorded by K-12 [...]

Live Downlink with Space Station Astronauts!2020-07-14T15:45:15+00:00

Challenger Learning Center Summer Camps


While summer camps are sure to look different this year, our Challenger Learning Centers have still put together incredible offerings for K-12 students. Some locations are strictly virtual, while others will offer limited capacity in-person camps. Take a look at the innovative ways our Challenger Learning Centers are still engaging with students during the summer [...]

Challenger Learning Center Summer Camps2020-06-25T20:40:47+00:00

A Message from Our Leadership


Challenger Center was built on the legacy of the Challenger 51L crew – Seven diverse Americans committed to inspiring students and exploring space for the betterment of humanity. We carry that mission forward by providing students with opportunities to work together with their classmates to meet a common goal and make their mission a success. [...]

A Message from Our Leadership2020-06-15T18:03:26+00:00

UPDATED! Countdown to Launch


NASA is inviting everyone to help celebrate a historic milestone in human spaceflight as it prepares for #LaunchAmerica – the first flight into orbit of American astronauts on American rockets from American soil since the end of the space shuttle era in 2011. This mission will send NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley [...]

UPDATED! Countdown to Launch2020-05-30T15:45:44+00:00

Michael Brown Alumni Profile


Name: Michael Brown School/Degree: Currently majoring in Business and Communication at Texas Christian University (Class of 2020) Occupation: Seaplane Pilot Which Challenger Learning Center did you visit? I visited the Challenger Learning Center at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. When did you visit a Challenger Learning Center? [...]

Michael Brown Alumni Profile2020-02-27T22:14:08+00:00

The Importance of Giving


As Giving Tuesday approaches, we’re highlighting the importance of giving. Contributions to nonprofits have meaningful impacts on people’s lives. That’s why at Challenger Center, we are grateful for the donors who have helped us inspire generations of innovators – Thank you. Support a Cause you Believe – We can’t do it alone. When you give [...]

The Importance of Giving2019-11-25T22:59:41+00:00

ShareSpace Education Donates Giant Mars and Moon Map™ to Challenger Learning Centers Across the Country


MELBOURNE, Fla. – ShareSpace Education, a key program of the Aldrin Family Foundation (AFF), partnered with Challenger Center, a leading science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education organization, to donate three Giant Mars Map™ and one Giant Moon Map™ Interactive education packages promoting STEAM education in four Challenger Learning Centers (Challenger Learning Center at Heartland [...]

ShareSpace Education Donates Giant Mars and Moon Map™ to Challenger Learning Centers Across the Country2019-11-19T17:28:23+00:00

Maine Students Can Soon Visit Mars at Bangor’s Challenger Learning Center


The Challenger Learning Center of Maine has finished its first major upgrade since the nonprofit opened in 2004, adding robotic arms to a lab and new equipment to its mission control room. The upgrades will allow school groups that use the center to participate in the newest mission, “Expedition Mars,” in which students will simulate [...]

Maine Students Can Soon Visit Mars at Bangor’s Challenger Learning Center2019-11-14T18:08:04+00:00

2019 International Astronautical Congress


The International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is an annual event that brings together everyone who is part of development and exploration of outer space. “Space: The Power of the Past, the Promise of the Future” was the events 2019 theme and it reflected on how the first human footsteps on the moon inspired the global community [...]

2019 International Astronautical Congress2019-11-07T19:39:23+00:00