Columbia Memorial Space Center to Host Virgin Galactic Event

challenger_center_logoDowney, CA (Columbia Memorial PR):  On Tuesday, December 3rd, the Columbia Memorial Space Center will welcome both Virgin Galactic Future Astronauts and Virgin Galactic Representatives for a special, interactive event.

Challenger Center for Space Science Education (Challenger Center), in partnership with Galactic Unite and Virgin Galactic, will host a live Google Hangout (http://www.challenger.org/new-media/events/galactichangout/) at the Challenger Learning Center inside the City’s Columbia Memorial Space Center. The event will run from 9 to 10 a.m. PST.

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Millionaut Garriott, Teacher Morgan Join Challenger Center Board

Richard Garriott
Richard Garriott

CHALLENGER CENTER PRESS RELEASE

Challenger Center for Space Science Education announced today that astronauts Barbara Morgan and Richard Garriott and aerospace engineer Karolyn Young were elected to its Board of Directors at its recent annual conference held at the Buehler Challenger & Science Center in Paramus, New Jersey.

Barbara Morgan, a retired NASA astronaut, is the Distinguished Educator in Residence at Boise State University, with dual appointment in the colleges of engineering and education. She flew on space shuttle mission STS-118 in 2007 as the first NASA educator astronaut. Morgan was selected as the backup candidate for the NASA Teacher in Space program in 1985, training alongside Christa McAuliffe. She earned a B.A. degree in human biology from Stanford University, and her teaching credentials from College of Notre Dame, Belmont, California.

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Challenger Center Receives Top AIAA Award

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) honors Challenger Center with their 2009 Foundation Award for Excellence

With more than 31,000 members, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world’s largest professional society devoted to the progress of engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. In a critical 2008 AIAA report, “Working Together to Build the Aerospace Workforce of Tomorrow”, AIAA noted that “Methods should be sought to support, expand, and “clone” programs like the Challenger Learning Centers, which have used space as the “spark plug” to motivate STEM education interest in over 5 million children.”

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AIAA to Honor Challenge Center, Goddard Space Flight Center

AIAA PRESS RELEASE

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is proud to announce the 2009 recipients of its most prestigious awards. Presentation of the awards will take place on May 13 at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, in Washington, D.C. This annual black-tie event recognizes the most influential and inspiring individuals in aerospace, whose outstanding contributions merit the highest accolades.

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