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Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-26-2010 05:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Challenger Center release
Star Challengers Book "Moon Base Crisis" Debuts at Downey Challenger Learning Center

What: Challenger Center for Space Science Education Center's Founder, June Scobee Rodgers, will sign copies of "Moon Base Crisis," the first in a new series of Star Challengers science fiction adventures for young readers. She will be joined by her co-authors of the series, international bestselling authors, Rebecca Moesta and Kevin J. Anderson.

The books are designed to spark student interest in the space program and careers in science and technology. The book signing is the first in a series of events celebrating the 25th anniversary of Challenger Centers for Space Science Education.

WHO: June Scobee Rodgers is the widow of Challenger Space Shuttle Commander Dick Scobee, STS-51-L, and has been the driving force, along with the family members, in fostering new generations of students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. She serves as the Founding Chairman of the Board and as a Founding Director for Challenger Center for Space Science Education. She can address Challenger Center's success in opening 50 Challenger Learning Centers that reach more than 400,000 students and 40,000 educators each year through simulated space missions, educational programs, and teacher workshops.

WHEN: Monday, August 30, 2-3 p.m. book signing

WHERE: Challenger Center for Space Science Education, 12400 Columbia Way (formerly Clark Avenue), Downey, CA 90242

The event is open to the public.

Challenger Center for Space Science Education is a not-for-profit (501(c)(3) education organization created in 1986 by the families of the astronauts from Challenger Space Shuttle "Teacher in Space" mission STS-51-L. Dedicated to the educational spirit of that mission, Challenger Center develops Challenger Learning Centers and other educational programs worldwide to continue the mission of engaging students in science and mathematics education.

Mr Meek
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posted 08-29-2010 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mr Meek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm interested to see how this series does. The publisher, Catalyst Press, is a new imprint of Catalyst Game Labs. CGL is the current print license holder for one of my favorite tabletop games, and they've been putting out stunningly good rule and scenario books for a few years now. This is, frankly, an unexpected move for them, but I'm looking forward to seeing what they do with educational fiction.

It also has the added benefit of, if it's successful, opening the door to new print fiction for the aforementioned tabletop game. And to this fan of both space and giant stompy robots, that's a win-win.

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