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Challenger Center Honors Shuttle Legacy With Expanded Commitment to Space Science Education

12 Jul 2011, 15:25 UTC
Challenger Center Honors Shuttle Legacy With Expanded Commitment to Space Science Education
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News ReleaseFor immediate releaseChallenger Center for Space Science EducationSteve Kussmann300 N. Lee St., Suite 301Alexandria, VA 22314info@challenger.org+1-800-969-5747Challenger Center Honors Shuttle Legacy With Expanded Commitment to Space Science Education Leading STEM Education Provider Aims to Inspire and Educate Upwards of Four Million Students Annually to Support Long-Term U.S. Space Exploration RequirementsALEXANDRIA, Va. - Challenger Center for Space Science Education (Challenger Center) today announced its commitment to inspire and educate millions of students annually. The visionary program will continue to honor the educational legacy of the Space Shuttle program by helping to usher in the nation's next-generation of space exploration and science. Working with NASA, private space industry leaders, its network of 48 Challenger Learning Centers, the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) community, and schools nationally, Challenger Center will increase the impact of its educational mission by ten-fold over the next five years.To achieve this goal, Challenger Center, the nation's premier provider of science education and STEM career inspiration, plans to adapt its widely-heralded education programs to the new directions, goals and technologies of space exploration. Currently, its Challenger Learning Centers network engages more than 400,000 students and 40,000 teachers in STEM teaching and learning activities each year though simulated missions ...

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