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Underwater Space Camp simulates astronaut training

Underwater Space Camp simulates astronaut training

Matthew Thomas, left, and his sister Sarah Thomas, both of Griffith, get comfortable in their scuba gear Tuesday before an underwater training exercise sponsored by the Challenger Learning Center at the Hammond Branch YMCA. The exercise simulated how it feels to be in outer space.

July 09, 2013 5:30 pm
Underwater Space Camp simulates astronaut training

Underwater Space Camp simulates astronaut training

Children receive instructions on an underwater training exercise during the Challenger Learning Center's Underwater Astronaut Training Camp on Tuesday at the Hammond Branch YMCA.

July 09, 2013 5:30 pm
Underwater Space Camp simulates astronaut training

Underwater Space Camp simulates astronaut training

Sarah Thomas, 11, of Griffith, gets help with her scuba gear from volunteer instructor Susan Momsen on Tuesday before an underwater training exercise at the Hammond Branch YMCA.

July 09, 2013 5:31 pm
Challenger Learning Center to offer underwater astronaut camp

Challenger Learning Center to offer underwater astronaut camp

St. Paul's Lutheran School fifth-graders Faith Blair, Trevor Schoon and Steven Biegel launch an air-powered balloon rocket suspended on a fishing line strung between two chairs Tuesday at the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana.

February 12, 2013 1:08 pm
Challenger Learning Center to offer underwater astronaut camp

Challenger Learning Center to offer underwater astronaut camp

Aaron Wilkes, 11, right, watches as Commander Ann Vassar talks about the position and aerodynamics of a cargo hold mounted on a balloon rocker Tuesday at the Challenger Learning Center during a rocket lab for students from St. Paul's Lutheran School. The students were on a field trip at the …

February 12, 2013 1:08 pm
The mission continues: Challenger Learning Center

The mission continues: Challenger Learning Center

Sixth graders from Scott Middle School took part in a simulated flight mission at the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond last winter.

August 03, 2011 12:00 am
The mission continues: Challenger Learning Center

The mission continues: Challenger Learning Center

A moonscape is part of the Micronauts program at the Challenger Learning Center in Hammond.

August 03, 2011 12:00 am
The mission continues: Challenger Learning Center

The mission continues: Challenger Learning Center

A student tries on a toy astronaut helmet during a tour of the Challenger Learning Center.

August 03, 2011 12:00 am
Astronaut Wendy Lawrence visits the Challenger Learning Center

Astronaut Wendy Lawrence visits the Challenger Learning Center

Astronaut Wendy Lawrence, center, works with Hobart Joan Martin School fifth grade students, Ryan Ashlock, left and Vanessa Gonzalez, right as they work with small robotic arms Tuesday in the Columbia space shuttle simulator at the Challenger Leraning Center on Purdue Calumet's campus. Capt.…

April 12, 2011 5:35 pm
POTW Jan 23-Jan 29 - CHALLENGER

POTW Jan 23-Jan 29 - CHALLENGER

Yasser Kudaimi, 9, of Dyer, tries on a toy astronaut helmet during a tour of the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond on Thursday, Jan. 27th.

January 31, 2011 10:59 am
Challenges tragedy propels legacy

Challenges tragedy propels legacy

Sixth-graders from Scott Middle School in Hammond, including Olivia Morris, left, take part Thursday in a simulated flight mission on a mock shuttle at the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond. Twenty-five years ago today the Challenger shut…

January 27, 2011 5:45 pm
Challenges tragedy propels legacy

Challenges tragedy propels legacy

Scott Middle School sixth-grader Rosalinda Rodriguez, of Hammond, leads her team on a simulated flight mission Thursday at the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana at Purdue University Calumet.

January 27, 2011 5:45 pm
Challenges tragedy propels legacy

Challenges tragedy propels legacy

Sixth-graders from Scott Middle School in Hammond take part in a simulated flight mission Thursday at the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana at Purdue University Calumet. Today marks the 25th anniversary of the explosion, shortly after liftoff, that killed Challenger's seven-mem…

January 27, 2011 5:45 pm
Challenges tragedy propels legacy

Challenges tragedy propels legacy

Yasser Kudaimi, 9, of Dyer, tries on a toy astronaut helmet during a tour Thursday of the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond. The center is one of 48 nationwide.

January 27, 2011 5:45 pm
Micronauts ready to blast off

Micronauts ready to blast off

The Micronauts program at the Challenger Learning Center has a variety of activities in store for participants.

January 22, 2011 2:20 pm
Micronauts ready to blast off

Micronauts ready to blast off

Children get a firsthand look at science as part of the Micronauts program at the Challenger Learning Center.

January 22, 2011 2:20 pm
Micronauts ready to blast off

Micronauts ready to blast off

A variety of activities are available to children as part of the Micronauts program. Call the Challengers Learning Center of NWI on the Purdue University Calumet campus at (219) 989-3255 for information.

January 22, 2011 2:20 pm
Micronauts ready to blast off

Micronauts ready to blast off

HAMMOND | Kelly Rodriguez, left, a kindergarten teacher at Forest Ridge Academy, talks with Karen Kovach about the new Micronauts program at the Challenger Learning Center in Hammond. The field trip program is designed for students in kindergarten through second grade.

January 22, 2011 2:20 pm
Micronauts ready to blast off

Micronauts ready to blast off

A moonscape is part of the Micronauts program in Hammond.

January 22, 2011 2:20 pm
Dodge showcases Mopar moniker

Dodge showcases Mopar moniker

Chrysler Group is bringing 16 new or significantly improved Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep models to market for 2011.

November 14, 2010 12:00 am
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