Challenger Center will participate in a live call with a NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold, currently living and working aboard the International Space Station, as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station (YES). The Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and www.nasa.gov/nasalive. Following introductions by Challenger Center President and Chief Executive Officer Lance [...]
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Position Summary: We are seeking an energetic professional who has a high level of organizational skills, is detail orientated, and has a can-do attitude. Important to this role is a commitment to excellence in every function and responsibility. You will support the President and CEO to help Challenger Center continue meeting its mission through proactive [...]
We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush. We've loved and admired her for decades and will never forget the profound impact she had on this country. Barbara saw me, and our nation, through some of the most difficult days and months following the Challenger accident. Her compassion was [...]
Position Summary: Challenger Center is an education organization that utilizes complex, custom technology platforms and software, integrated with custom and off-the-shelf hardware (e.g., science lab equipment, custom apps, 3D printers, and Virtual Reality technology), in all its major programs. Students interact with this technology in Challenger Learning Centers worldwide and using our online platform in [...]
In February, we partnered with Raytheon and the Challenger Learning Center of Colorado to transform more than 100 Colorado Springs students into engineers in celebration of National Engineers Week. Ninth grade students from Lewis Palmer High School, Mitchell High School, Peyton High School, Peyton Online Academy, and St. Mary’s High School became aerospace, mechanical, and structural [...]
Organization Created to Keep Education Mission Alive Continues Work to Inspire Students WASHINGTON DC – January 25, 2018 – Challenger Center, a leading nonprofit science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education organization continues its work to carry on the education mission of the Challenger STS-51L crew more than three decades after the tragedy. The organization [...]
The year is 2076. Humans have solved some of the larger problems associated with a long-term Mars mission, including radiation exposure and landing large payloads safely on the surface. A handful of facilities have been established on the Martian surface including a greenhouse, a mobile geo survey base, and a centralized research habitat. The primary [...]
Today, Challenger Center announced that several of the lessons Christa McAuliffe planned to perform aboard the Challenger shuttle during the Teacher in Space mission will be completed aboard the International Space Station (ISS) this year. Challenger Center, in collaboration with NASA and STEM on Station, will work with astronauts Joe Acaba, currently aboard the ISS, and Ricky [...]
NEW YORK TIMES - BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons are finally getting taught in space. Thirty-two years after the Challenger disaster, a pair of teachers turned astronauts will pay tribute to McAuliffe by carrying out her science classes on the International Space Station. As NASA's first designated teacher in [...]
In collaboration with the Challenger Learning Center at the Christa McAuliffe Center, Framingham State University students will speak with astronauts living, working, and doing research aboard the International Space Station. The 20-minute Earth-to-space call will take place on Friday at 12:15 p.m. EST and will air live on NASA Television and online: Watch Live! In addition [...]