Press Release

Former Challenger Center Student and NASA Engineer Participates in New Monthly Blog for Middle School Student

By SpaceRef Editor
May 28, 2008
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Alexandria, VA – Challenger Center for Space Science Education is pleased to announce a new monthly blog for middle school students interested in science, technology and engineering. Meg Meehan, a Mechanical Systems Engineer from NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center in Maryland is a former Challenger Learning Center student now working at NASA as an engineer supporting the upcoming Hubble Telescope mission. Each month she will write about her job as an engineer, her role in the upcoming space mission, and her experiences working for NASA. To check out the blog and leave a comment or question for Ms. Meehan about what it is like to be an engineer and to work at NASA, please visit

Challenger Center’s on-line educational programs include blogs, weekly space and science podcasts, interactive webcasts with astronauts, scientists and engineers, science and engineering challenges, contests and opportunities for students, and hundreds of searchable lessons for teachers. Challenger Center’s network of 48 Challenger Learning Centers across the U.S. and in the UK, Canada and South Korea engage teachers and students in science, mathematics, engineering and technology through the use of simulation and hands-on learning.

Challenger Center for Space Science Education was founded in 1986 by the families of the astronauts of the space shuttle Challenger 51-L mission. It is dedicated to the educational spirit of that mission and impacts over 300,000 students and 25,000 teachers each year.

To locate a Challenger Learning Center near you, visit

For program information, please contact:

Shannon Rush, Development and Communications Associate
Challenger Center for Space Science Education, Alexandria, VA

SpaceRef staff editor.