Robert Curbeam Washington – August 29, 2019 – Former NASA Astronaut and current Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems executive Robert Curbeam is the new Chairman of Challenger Center, a leading science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education organization. Curbeam replaces Virginia Barnes, Retired Vice President and Program Manager, Space Launch System, The Boeing Company, [...]
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On May 9, 2019, Blue Origin Founder Jeff Bezos hosted an exclusive event in Washington, DC to share his vision to go to space to benefit Earth. Challenger Center partnered with Blue Origin, bringing 40 DC-based students to witness this historic moment. The students were also given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact personally with Mr. [...]
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Today marks 33 years since the loss of the Space Shuttle Challenger and its beloved crew. Immediately following the accident, the Challenger STS-51L families created Challenger Center to carry on the education mission of their loved ones. Now, over three decades later, more than 5 million students have been inspired by our STEM programs. “On [...]
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Challenger Center a $976,719 grant to develop and pilot two new Classroom Adventures, Challenger Center’s new classroom-based STEM programs. The grant also provides funding to pilot a new version of the first Adventure created, Aquatic Investigators. Delivered by teachers, Classroom Adventures bring Challenger Center's unique simulation experience to the [...]
Statement by the families of Challenger STS 51-L on the Passing of President George H.W. Bush We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Former President George H.W. Bush. We give thanks for his years of service, leadership, and friendship. In 1986, immediately following the Challenger accident, Vice President Bush was the first person [...]
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Washington – October 16, 2018 – Challenger Center, a leading science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education organization announced the election of Robert Curbeam, Vice President – Business Development for the Space Systems Group, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems and former NASA astronaut as Chair Elect of the organization’s Board of Directors. Curbeam will work alongside [...]
Challenger Center Completes Christa McAuliffe’s Planned Lessons In Collaboration With International Space Station AstronautsLisa Vernal2018-08-07T18:30:01+00:00
WASHINGTON DC – August 7, 2018 – Challenger Center, a leading science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education organization, today released the first of several lessons teacher Christa McAuliffe had planned to complete during the Challenger STS 51L Teacher in Space mission. In partnership with NASA and STEM on Station, Challenger Center worked with International [...]