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Challenger Center for Space Science Education Statement on the Passing of Sally Ride

Press Release From: Challenger Center for Space Science Education
Posted: Monday, July 23, 2012

image "We are deeply saddened to hear of Sally Ride's passing. Her passion brought STEM education to the forefront and for that we will be forever grateful. She will continue to be a great source of inspiration for students around the globe. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones."

- Dr. Scott Parazynski, MD, chairman of Challenger Center for Space Science Education

About Challenger Center for Space Science Education

Using space exploration as a theme and simulations as a vehicle, Challenger Center for Space Science Education and its international network of 47 Challenger Learning Centers create positive educational experiences that raise students' expectations of success, fosters a long-term interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and inspires 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 over 40,000 educators through missions, teacher workshops and other programs. To learn more about Challenger Center for Space Science Education, visit http://www.challenger.org

Challenger Center for Space Science Education
Angie Tenne
700 N. Fairfax St., Suite 302
Alexandria, VA 22314
info@challenger.org
+1-800-969-5747

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