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The Importance of Inspiring the Next Generation

2018-09-19T19:19:56+00:00

Today’s students are our country’s future leaders and innovators. They will build the next space vehicles, design new satellites, and one day set foot on Mars. The industry depends on these students to continue the critical work in progress today and take on the pressing challenges of the future. Without this next generation, this work [...]

The Importance of Inspiring the Next Generation2018-09-19T19:19:56+00:00

Teacher in Space Christa McAuliffe’s Lessons Now Available

2018-09-19T19:06:37+00:00

Challenger Center, a leading science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education organization, partnered with STEM on Station and NASA to complete Teacher in Space Christa McAuliffe’s lost lessons. International Space Station crew member Ricky Arnold has been filming the lessons over the last several months. Christa’s lost lessons can be used in all classrooms, regardless of the age level. While we have [...]

Teacher in Space Christa McAuliffe’s Lessons Now Available2018-09-19T19:06:37+00:00

1st of Christa McAuliffe’s Lost Lessons Released from Space

2018-08-22T17:03:51+00:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first of Christa McAuliffe’s lost lessons finally was released from space Tuesday, 32 years after she died aboard Challenger. NASA and the Challenger Center for Space Science Education posted a video of astronaut-educator Ricky Arnold performing one of McAuliffe’s experiments aboard the International Space Station. McAuliffe, a high school social studies [...]

1st of Christa McAuliffe’s Lost Lessons Released from Space2018-08-22T17:03:51+00:00

Three Decades After the Challenger Disaster, Christa McAuliffe’s Lessons Will Finally be Taught

2018-08-22T15:52:13+00:00

(CNN) Christa McAuliffe never got to realize her dream of teaching from space. The 37-year-old social studies teacher from Boston was selected above nearly 11,000 educators as the primary candidate for the first Teacher in Space Mission. Her application stated, "I watched the space program being born, and I would like to participate." She was [...]

Three Decades After the Challenger Disaster, Christa McAuliffe’s Lessons Will Finally be Taught2018-08-22T15:52:13+00:00

Christa McAuliffe’s Lessons from Space Finally Come to Fruition

2018-07-24T17:08:12+00:00

When Christa McAuliffe was chosen to join the Challenger crew, her mission was to teach from space. The former Concord High School social studies teacher had an extensive lesson plan, including demonstrations about Newton’s laws, chromatography, effervescence and liquids, all in zero gravity. McAuliffe also planned to give a tour of the Challenger shuttle. Before [...]

Christa McAuliffe’s Lessons from Space Finally Come to Fruition2018-07-24T17:08:12+00:00

HCC Opens New $15.9 Million STEM Facility with Observatory and Challenger Learning Center

2018-06-28T16:54:20+00:00

Houston Community College cut the ribbon at its new 37,000- square-foot STEM building on the HCC Southeast College Felix Fraga Academic Campus today. The new facility will allow the Fraga Campus to accommodate an additional 700 students and features an observatory, state-of-the-art classrooms and labs and maritime simulation equipment. Program offerings will include engineering, maritime [...]

HCC Opens New $15.9 Million STEM Facility with Observatory and Challenger Learning Center2018-06-28T16:54:20+00:00

Missions Accomplished: Challenger Center Celebrates 1000

2018-07-06T19:43:27+00:00

From Buffalo, it's a bit of a hike getting to the Challenger Learning Center in Allegany, NY but it's nothing compared to how far you'll go once you get there. "They're going at least 250 miles up," director Fred Welch explains of the simulated shuttle mission which is the center's centerpiece. "When they come here they are [...]

Missions Accomplished: Challenger Center Celebrates 10002018-07-06T19:43:27+00:00

Challenger Learning Center Opens Doors for Kids to Explore to the Cosmos

2018-05-30T14:38:23+00:00

Learning about Earth, and the space surrounding it has always fascinated the Parkville family of Hammond. When they heard from a neighbor about the recent Open House at the Challenger Learning Center, they jumped at the chance to attend. “We don’t live too far from here and always wondered what they did here,” Larry Parkville [...]

Challenger Learning Center Opens Doors for Kids to Explore to the Cosmos2018-05-30T14:38:23+00:00

Challenger Center Awards Tallahassee Teacher a National Award

2018-05-24T20:29:50+00:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Challenger Center awarded one Tallahassee teacher with the prestigious June Scobee Rodgers Innovative Educator Award. An auditorium full of kids applauded Mrs. Nancy Rosenbaum, a fifth-grade science teacher at Florida High. Nominators say Rosenbaum received the award for the passion she exudes while teaching young scholars, basic STEM principles. "Nancy was [...]

Challenger Center Awards Tallahassee Teacher a National Award2018-05-24T20:29:50+00:00

STEM Center to Take Students on Space Missions Virtually

2018-05-11T14:32:23+00:00

The city that put a man on the moon is now hoping to send students into space. Houston Community College has announced plans to open the latest "Challenger" learning center, a facility for K-12 students to gain STEM exposure by heading to space — virtually. Each center provides an immersive experience. Students occupy a mission control room [...]

STEM Center to Take Students on Space Missions Virtually2018-05-11T14:32:23+00:00