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Challenger Center to Recognize Partners and Supporters with 2013 Awards

Category: Education and Outreach

Event Format: Dinner

Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Location: Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport, Arlington, VA US

Senator Barbara Mikulski to be Honored with President George H.W. Bush Award

WASHINGTON (July 18, 2013) - Challenger Center for Space Science Education (Challenger Center) today announced the recipients of the organization's President George H.W. Bush Award and 2013 Legacy Awards, recognizing several top supporters and partners from the nonprofit's celebrated history.
The President George H.W. Bush Award will be presented to Senator Barbara Mikulski. Recipients of the 2013 Legacy Award include The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Emanuel and Hermione Fthenakis, and Donna and Bill Marriott.

Challenger Center will recognize the honorees in conjunction with the organization's upcoming Annual Conference. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, August 14 from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at the Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Va. For more information or to purchase tickets to the awards ceremony visit http://www.challenger.org/events/2013award">http://www.challenger.org/events/2013awards

About the President George H.W. Bush Award

This top honor, created in appreciation of the continued support from President and Mrs. Bush, is presented to distinguished individuals who demonstrate compassion, encouragement and commitment to Challenger Center. Previous recipients include: Former NASA educator astronaut Barbara Morgan (2007), Former NASA astronaut William Readdy (2011), and Former NASA astronaut Dr. Kathryn Sullivan (2012).

About Legacy Awards

Challenger Center Legacy Awards are bestowed to individuals and/or organizations that have shown great support for Challenger Center as an overall organization and/or have played an integral role in the creation of a Challenger Learning Center.

About Challenger Center for Space Science Education

Using space exploration as a theme and simulation as a vehicle, Challenger Center for Space Science Education and its international network of Challenger Learning Centers create positive educational experiences that raise students' expectations of success, foster long-term interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and inspire students to pursue studies and careers in these areas. Challenger Center's network of Challenger Learning Centers across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and South Korea reach more than 400,000 students each year through simulated space missions and educational programs and engage more than 40,000 educators through missions, teacher workshops, and other programs. Founded in 1986, Challenger Center for Space Science Education was created to honor the seven astronauts of shuttle flight STS-51-L: Commander Dick Scobee, Gregory Jarvis, Christa McAuliffe, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Judith Resnik, and Michael J. Smith. To learn more about Challenger Center for Space Science Education visit http://www.challenger.org

Web Site Address: http://www.challenger.org/events/2013awards

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