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Challenger Learning Center’s STEM Campers Work on Mission to Mars

2019-08-09T18:05:52+00:00

While still under construction, the new site of the Challenger Learning Center of Colorado at 8701 Wolf Drive hosted 16 high school-aged young women at its International Girls in STEM summer camp June 22-26. Included were three students from India, two from the Republic of Kazakhstan, and three from Senegal. The center made the move [...]

Challenger Learning Center’s STEM Campers Work on Mission to Mars2019-08-09T18:05:52+00:00

June Scobee Rodgers Receives Apollo 50th Education Award for Inspiring the Next Generation Workforce

2019-08-05T16:13:30+00:00

Our Founding Chair, June Scobee Rodgers was the recipient of the Apollo 50th Education Award for her commitment to honoring the Challenger crew and inspiring the next generation workforce. The award was presented to June on July 16, 2019  during the Apollo 50th Gala presented by Northrop Grumman Corporation. “It’s a great privilege to be [...]

June Scobee Rodgers Receives Apollo 50th Education Award for Inspiring the Next Generation Workforce2019-08-05T16:13:30+00:00

Apollo 11 Sweepstakes Rules

2019-07-23T16:53:46+00:00

SWEEPSTAKES IS NOW CLOSED. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, we’re giving away an autographed Buzz Aldrin poster to one lucky Facebook friend and one lucky Twitter friend! To enter, you must LIKE the social media post & COMMENT telling us why you think space exploration is important for future generations. Read [...]

Apollo 11 Sweepstakes Rules2019-07-23T16:53:46+00:00

Christa McAuliffe’s ‘Lost’ STEM Lessons Updated, Made Available Free

2019-07-10T16:19:06+00:00

One of Christa McAuliffe most quoted lines was, "I touch the future. I teach." McAuliffe, the first teacher chosen to go into space, had planned to distribute science and engineering lessons and share demonstrations with students around the world. She, along with the other crew members of flight STS-51, died when their Challenger shuttle exploded [...]

Christa McAuliffe’s ‘Lost’ STEM Lessons Updated, Made Available Free2019-07-10T16:19:06+00:00

Who is Responsible For The Future Of Space Exploration?

2019-07-10T16:12:10+00:00

Apollo inspired generations, including people who are now the explorers working to take us back to the Moon, on to Mars and beyond. They are designing vehicles, planning for challenges and charting major milestones. Their work is taking space exploration to new heights. But who will actually put new footprints on the Moon and take [...]

Who is Responsible For The Future Of Space Exploration?2019-07-10T16:12:10+00:00

John Hood Alumni Profile

2019-07-15T16:03:13+00:00

Name: John C. Hood II Current Title: Ph.D. Student, Vanderbilt University Education: B.S Astrophysics and Planetary Geology with minors in Physics, Geology and Robotics Certification, Columbus State University. M.A Physics, Fisk University. Ph.D. Astrophysics Vanderbilt University (in progress). Which of our Challenger Learning Centers did you visit? The Challenger Learning Center at the Coca-Cola Space [...]

John Hood Alumni Profile2019-07-15T16:03:13+00:00

8-Year-Old Boy with Rare Disease ‘Flies to Mars,’ Meets Favorite Astronaut in Louisville

2019-07-08T18:40:32+00:00

It was with help from the Make-A-Wish foundation that an Indiana boy with a rare disease met a hero. Eight-year-old Averey is battling a sickle cell disease. One day, he hopes to become an astronaut. He loves to use his telescope and is fascinated by science, space, and aliens. While the Make-A-Wish Foundation couldn't exactly [...]

8-Year-Old Boy with Rare Disease ‘Flies to Mars,’ Meets Favorite Astronaut in Louisville2019-07-08T18:40:32+00:00

The Next Giant Leap at a Challenger Learning Center Near You!

2019-07-19T14:17:18+00:00

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, Challenger Learning Centers across the country are hosting Next Giant Leap-themed community engagement days throughout the summer. These special moon events feature a variety of engaging, hands-on STEM activities designed to transport participants through the seven phases of lunar exploration. Kids, parents, and community members alike [...]

The Next Giant Leap at a Challenger Learning Center Near You!2019-07-19T14:17:18+00:00

JetBlue Foundation Sponsors STEM Program, Earth to Mars

2019-06-11T16:24:34+00:00

Thanks to JetBlue Foundation, over 80 students from the Challenger Learning Center at the Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey, CA transformed into engineers responsible for launching a simulated Space Launch System rocket and designing a 3D Mars habitat. In the program, students worked on their problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills while experiencing science, [...]

JetBlue Foundation Sponsors STEM Program, Earth to Mars2019-06-11T16:24:34+00:00

Flight Director Celebrates 20th anniversary with a Poem

2019-05-30T20:34:09+00:00

To celebrate Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana 20th anniversary, veteran Flight Director Greg Karas, wrote a poem dedicated to the Center’s community, staff, and students! Challenger Learning Center by Greg Karas Every time a new child comes walking through our door, We have an opportunity to help each mind explore. Whenever a young astronaut [...]

Flight Director Celebrates 20th anniversary with a Poem2019-05-30T20:34:09+00:00