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Challenger Center Commemorates 25 Years of Inspiring Students through Space Science Exploration

25 Apr 2011, 20:53 UTC
Challenger Center Commemorates 25 Years of Inspiring Students through Space Science Exploration
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News Release For immediate release Challenger Center for Space Science EducationAngie Tenne300 N. Lee St., Suite 301Alexandria, VA 22314 atenne@challenger.org703-683-9741 Challenger Center Commemorates 25 Years of Inspiring Students through Space Science ExplorationChallenger Center Celebrates a Quarter Century of Innovative STEM Education That Benefitted Millions of School ChildrenChallenger Center for Space Science Education (Challenger Center), the nation's premier provider of science education inspiration, is marking its 25th anniversary with the launch of its "Challenger Changed My Life" program to highlight its life-transforming benefits for students. The non-profit organization was founded on April 24, 1986 in tribute to the seven fallen astronauts of the Challenger Space Shuttle and their education mission. With the ongoing support of the astronauts' families, NASA, leading scientists, business leaders, educators and the nation, Challenger Center continues its vital role in STEM (science technology, engineering, and mathematics) education. Since its creation, its nationwide network of Challenger Learning Centers has served more than 4,000,000 students with simulated space missions and powerful STEM-focused learning experiences. "There is no better way to honor those courageous explorers than to keep their dream for the future and passion for teaching and learning alive in generation upon generation of our nation's children," said June ...

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