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Challenger Center Students Fly on Space Shuttle's Final Flight

23 May 2011, 14:53 UTC
Challenger Center Students Fly on Space Shuttle's Final Flight
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News Release For immediate release Challenger Center Contact:Steve Kussmannskussmann@challenger.orgChallenger Center for Space Science Education300 N. Lee Street, Suite 301, Alexandria, VA 223141.888.682.9740 Challenger Center Students Fly on Space Shuttle's Final FlightThe Space Shuttle Program Honors Challenger Center's 25 Years of Exemplary Space Science Education by Taking Students' Names and Images into Space on EndeavourALEXANDRIA, Va. - Challenger Center for Space Science Education (Challenger Center) announced today that shuttle mission STS-134 carried the names of 4,496 Challenger Learning Center alumni and other students. STS-134 is the last flight of the space shuttle Endeavour and the penultimate flight of NASA's space shuttle program. The mission has also taken digital copies of Silver Linings, My Life Before and After Challenger 7, the autobiography of Dr. June Scobee Rodgers, widow of Dick Scobee, commander of the Challenger Space Shuttle, and founding chair of Challenger Center's board of directors. STS-134 is also carrying digital copies of the first two books in the Star Challengers series of young adult science fiction that Dr. Scobee Rodgers co-launched to popularize space science and the Challenger Learning Centers. "We're deeply moved by NASA's tribute to Challenger Center's quarter of a century legacy of making space science real for children," ...

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