The Challenger Center for Space Science Education and international bestselling authors Rebecca Moesta and Kevin J. Anderson have teamed up to offer the Star Challengers series of science fiction adventures for young readers, with the goal of sparking interest in the space program and careers in science and technology.

The book in the series will feature Challenger Centers taking young readers to a moon base, an asteroid probe and a space station. These stories are based on actual simulations students experience at Challenger Centers worldwide. The first shipment of books arrived today in St. Louis and were handed out to Challenger Center board members and directors during the group’s international conference.

“We know that young people want hands-on learning experiences and that those experiences get them excited about the possibility of a career in science, technology, engineering and math,” said June Scobee Rodgers, Challenger Center founding chairman. “The combination of active learning at Challenger Centers and the great stories of the Star Challengers series will be powerful inspiration to young people all over the country.”

About The Challenger Center for Space Science Education

Using space exploration as a theme and simulations as a vehicle, Challenger Center and its international network of 50 Challenger Learning Centers create positive educational experiences that raise students’ expectations of success, fosters a long-term interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and inspires students to pursue studies and careers in these areas. To learn more, visit

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