Leadership

Challenger Center Announces Chair Elect and New Board Members

2018-10-16T16:13:02+00:00

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 Announces Chair Elect and New Board Members2018-10-16T16:13:02+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

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

Why Mars? For Today’s Students, Exploring Mars Represents So Much More Than The Red Planet Itself

2017-04-04T16:24:52+00:00

By: Lance Bush, President and CEO, Challenger Center For as long as we can remember, the space industry has created moments that have inspired, and often defined, a generation: The first human-piloted space flight, the Moon landing, the Apollo 13 crisis, the Space Station, the beginning and end of the Shuttle era, the Apollo, Challenger [...]

Why Mars? For Today’s Students, Exploring Mars Represents So Much More Than The Red Planet Itself2017-04-04T16:24:52+00:00

Challenger Center Announces Chair Elect and New Board Member

2016-12-14T19:57:38+00:00

WASHINGTON (September 7, 2016) – Challenger Center, a leading science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education organization, is pleased to announce the election of Virginia “Ginger” Barnes, retired Boeing Vice President, as Chair Elect and the election of Josh Izenberg, Co-Founder and CLO of Off-World, Inc. as a board member “Ginger has proven herself to [...]

Challenger Center Announces Chair Elect and New Board Member2016-12-14T19:57:38+00:00

2015 Annual Report

2016-12-14T19:57:39+00:00

The story of 2015 is one of expansion. From opening new Challenger Learning Centers, to securing funding to develop innovative STEM programming, to growing our talents with new board members and headquarters staff, Challenger Center focused on taking steps that would have a significant influence on our reach. All of this work for one goal [...]

2015 Annual Report2016-12-14T19:57:39+00:00

Message from NASA Administrator

2016-12-14T19:57:39+00:00

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden's message to Challenger Center in recognition of our 30th anniversary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P0oqCkvZUY

Message from NASA Administrator2016-12-14T19:57:39+00:00

June Scobee Rodgers Honored by Alma Maters

2016-12-14T19:57:39+00:00

Founding Chair Dr. June Scobee Rodgers received two prestigious honors this month, adding to a long list of well deserved recognitions and awards for her dedication to STEM education and three decades of work with Challenger Center. The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at Texas A&M University honored 21 educators who have made a [...]

June Scobee Rodgers Honored by Alma Maters2016-12-14T19:57:39+00:00

2016 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction

2016-12-14T19:57:39+00:00

Former Challenger Center Chairman and NASA Astronaut Scott Parazynski was one of two individuals inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame this past weekend. Parazynski flew on five missions from 1994 and 2007. Current Chairman and fellow Hall of Fame Inductee Kent Rominger was on hand to introduce Parazynski at the event.

2016 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction2016-12-14T19:57:39+00:00

Meet Supporter Mary Tyler

2016-12-14T19:57:39+00:00

In spring 1986, a few months after the Challenger accident, Mary Little Tyler was breezing through her kitchen when something on the TV caught her eye.  It was June Scobee Rodgers, Jane Smith Wolcott, Marcia Jarvis Tinsley, and Cheryl McNair on The Mike Douglas Show.  The four widows of Challenger astronauts were talking about a big [...]

Meet Supporter Mary Tyler2016-12-14T19:57:39+00:00