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2014-05-30 08:21:25

Challenger Learning Centers around the country hold special events to engage children with space-themed activities WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Challenger Center for Space Science Education (Challenger Center) in collaboration with the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) and the NASA Planetary Science Division will host a series of events in support of NASA's journey of scientific discovery of our Solar System's content, origin, evolution and the potential...

2013-10-31 23:24:43

Elite Group Includes President George H.W. Bush, Norman Augustine, Sarah Brightman and Senator John and Annie Glenn (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Challenger Center, the Washington D.C.-based nonprofit science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education organization, is pleased to announce the formation of its Advisory Council. These visionary leaders and STEM education advocates believe in the Challenger Center mission, lending their diverse talents and support to help expand the...

2011-01-29 00:02:02

Students in McAuliffe's Home Town Plan Community-Wide Space Science Night Attended by McAuliffe's Mother Framingham, MA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 27, 2011 Christa McAuliffe's passion for engaging students in space science is evident at the school bearing her name in Framingham, MA -- but this was not always the case. Only two years ago, students at the Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School received unacceptable scores in the space science portion of a state mandated test. Inspired by...

2011-01-28 10:37:00

Bolden Visit Follows President's Call to Make Education a National Priority WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden today visited the MathScience Innovation Center in Richmond, Va., to meet seventh and eighth-grade students from the city's Albert Hill Middle School. Bolden discussed his military and space career and the importance of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, education for tomorrow's careers. In his State of the...

2011-01-27 13:40:00

Visit Follows President Obama's Call to Make Education and Innovation National Priorities WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden meets with seventh and eighth grade students from Albert Hill Middle School this Friday at the MathScience Innovation Center in Richmond, Va. Bolden will highlight the importance of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, education as he shares his career experiences in the military and the space...

2010-08-26 15:21:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- June Scobee Rodgers, Founding Chairman of Challenger Center for Space Science Education, will deliver the keynote address to winners of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contest, the Contest judges and several hundred attending guests this Saturday night at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The Challenger Centers have the purpose to carry on the educational mission to utilize the excitement of space to inspire and motivate our...

2009-01-13 12:59:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the Challenger Center for Space Science Education have selected the winner of the Antarctic habitat naming contest. The name "Resolution" took top honors in the "Name that Habitat" competition. The winning name was submitted by 9th grade students at Holy Cross High School in Delran, N.J. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The exploration vessel Resolution was the first ship to cross the Antarctic Circle in...

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2009-01-13 14:35:00

NASA and the Challenger Center for Space Science Education have selected the winner of the Antarctic habitat naming contest. The name "Resolution" took top honors in the "Name that Habitat" competition. The winning name was submitted by 9th grade students at Holy Cross High School in Delran, N.J. The exploration vessel Resolution was the first ship to cross the Antarctic Circle in January 1773 and was under the command of Captain James Cook. Holy Cross students said the new habitat represents...

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2008-10-22 10:15:00

NASA and the Challenger Center for Space Education have partnered to engage students in ongoing activities for one of NASA's concepts for astronaut housing on the moon through a contest to name a habitat in Antarctica. NASA currently is conducting a test of a lightweight, durable, inflatable habitat on the cold, harsh landscape of the National Science Foundation's McMurdo Station. The Challenger Center is organizing and conducting the "Name that Habitat" competition for students in...

2008-10-20 09:00:04

RICHARDSON, Texas, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Currently floating in zero gravity and circling the Earth every 90 minutes on the International Space Station (ISS) is the business card of Dallas-based Red Knight Learning Systems. This honor came about through Red Knight's participation in one of the educational activities being performed by Richard Garriott, the world's sixth private space explorer and America's first second-generation astronaut. Red Knight worked with one of Garriott's...


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