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NASA Astronaut Ricky Arnold to Talk with Challenger Center

2018-08-03T03:02:07+00:00

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 [...]

NASA Astronaut Ricky Arnold to Talk with Challenger Center2018-08-03T03:02:07+00:00

Executive Assistant to the President and CEO

2018-07-02T16:10:18+00:00

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 [...]

Executive Assistant to the President and CEO2018-07-02T16:10:18+00:00

Barbara Bush – A Beloved Woman, Leader, and Friend

2018-04-18T16:32:27+00:00

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 [...]

Barbara Bush – A Beloved Woman, Leader, and Friend2018-04-18T16:32:27+00:00

Education Technology Associate

2018-04-16T17:56:53+00:00

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 [...]

Education Technology Associate2018-04-16T17:56:53+00:00

Colorado Springs Students Celebrate Engineers Week

2018-03-09T19:02:12+00:00

  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 [...]

Colorado Springs Students Celebrate Engineers Week2018-03-09T19:02:12+00:00

Challenger Center Remembers Crew on 32nd Anniversary of Space Shuttle Tragedy

2018-01-25T22:08:50+00:00

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 [...]

Challenger Center Remembers Crew on 32nd Anniversary of Space Shuttle Tragedy2018-01-25T22:08:50+00:00

Expedition Mars

2018-01-22T19:49:19+00:00

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 [...]

Expedition Mars2018-01-22T19:49:19+00:00

Astronauts and Challenger Center to Complete Christa McAuliffe’s Lessons

2018-01-19T19:59:33+00:00

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 [...]

Astronauts and Challenger Center to Complete Christa McAuliffe’s Lessons2018-01-19T19:59:33+00:00

Christa McAuliffe’s Lost Lessons Finally Taught in Space

2018-01-24T17:37:01+00:00

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 [...]

Christa McAuliffe’s Lost Lessons Finally Taught in Space2018-01-24T17:37:01+00:00

Students to Speak with ISS Astronauts

2018-01-18T23:07:06+00:00

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 [...]

Students to Speak with ISS Astronauts2018-01-18T23:07:06+00:00