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Challenger Centers Hosts Google+ Hangout with Virgin Galactic and Galactic Unite

Category: Education and Outreach

Event Format: Webinar

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Location: Washington, DC US

Challenger Centers Hosts Google+ Hangout with Virgin Galactic and Galactic Unite

WHAT: Challenger Center for Space Science Education (Challenger Center) will host a Google+ Hangout with Galactic Unite, Virgin Galactic and several Challenger Learning Centers around the country. The event will include interaction with both Virgin Galactic Future Astronauts and Virgin Galactic representatives and will give students from five Challenger Learning Centers around the country the opportunity to interact with the Virgin Galactic team. Following the hangout, the Virgin Galactic representatives will participate in Challenger Center's simulated "Return to the Moon" mission with students in Downey, Calif.

The Hangout will be carried live at www.challenger.org/galactichangout

Virgin Galactic participants include:

- Virgin Galactic Future Astronauts - Loretta Whitesides, Ron Rosano and Edwin Sahakian
- Propulsions Design Engineer - Marissa Good
- Vice President of Special Projects - Will Pomerantz

The hangout will be hosted by Kathleen Meehan Coop, Challenger Center's Vice President of Education. The following Challenger Learning Centers will participate:

- Challenger Learning Center at the Columbia Memorial Space Center
- Challenger Learning Center of Louisville, KY
- Challenger Learning Center of New Mexico - Unser Discovery Campus
- Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Challenger STEM Learning Center

WHEN: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern / 9:00 a.m. Pacific

WHERE: Live online: www.challenger.org/galactichangout

In Person: Columbia Memorial Space Center 12400 Columbia Way, Downey, California, 90242

Lisa Vernal
Director of Communications
Challenger Center for Space Science Education
422 First Street SE, 3rd Fl.
Washington, DC 20003
Main Office: 202-827-1580
Direct: 202-827-1573
lvernal@challenger.org

Please consider supporting Challenger Center through your local Combined Federal Campaign. Our CFC# is 11927.

Challenger Center for Space Science Education

Founded in 1986 by the families of the astronauts tragically lost in the Challenger 51-L mission, Challenger Center for Space Science Education and its global network of Challenger Learning Centers offer students the chance to become astronauts and engineers and solve real-world problems as they share the thrill of discovery on missions through space. Challenger Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Visit www.challenger.org Facebook @challengerctr Twitter @challengerctr.

Web Site Address: http://www.challenger.org/galactichangout

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