Challenger Center Hawaii celebrates its 25th anniversary

Challenger Center Hawaii celebrated its 25th anniversary today at the state capitol.  It was covered by KITV, KFVE, Hawaii News Now, and the DOE.

KITV Article

Hawaii News Now Video

Hawaii News Now Article

DOE Article

DOE Video on Facebook


Astronaut Jack D. Fischer kicks off anniversary year

Astronaut Jack D. Fischer visited the Challenger Center Hawaii.  See our Video Gallery for interviews and his talk with the students.

Challenger Center Hawaii kicks off anniversary year with visit from NASA astronaut

STEM: Application to Reality – Challenger Center Hawaii

Brent Suyama, Video Production Manger, DOE Communications and Community Affairs Office has completed a documentary for us. He did an awesome job capturing our history and the overall experience that begins with the classroom teacher.

Brent was blown away by our program and has filmed Joy Otsuka’s Kapolei Middle School’s 6th graders. The interviews with her students and the challenges they faced, the lessons they learned and the joy of learning spoke volumes about the STEM experience. Brent captured them conducting the preflight lessons, participating in the mission and the debriefing session at school.

The documentary does a great job in showing that Challenger Center Hawaii is not limited to STEM but we’re a program the allows all students to participate, thrive and gain insights about themselves. We began as an “impossible” dream, created partnerships to build our center and we’ve become an incredible experience for teachers and students. Mahalo, Brent, for sharing our story, the legacy we continue and the educational impact we’ve made in our 25 years of existence!!

Challenger Center continues Hawaii-born astronaut Ellison Onizuka’s mission

Astronaut Mike Fincke Speaks to Challenger Center Hawaii Students

On February 2, 2016, Astronaut Mike Fincke visited Challenger Center Hawaii to speak to students visiting the Center. Here’s a short clip of part of his talk.

Astronaut Koichi Wakata Speaks to Students [Video]

Astronaut Koichi Wakata talks to Ewa Elementary students visiting the Challenger Center Hawaii. He speaks of his multiple voyages into space. This is part two of his presentation, when he plays a great video taken aboard the shuttle and talks about why his face looks much rounder in space, how the astronauts lift weights when there’s no gravity, and what it’s like to sleep in mid air.

Japanese Astronaut Koichi Wakata Speaks at Challenger Center

Our AUW Designation Number is 80230

The Friends of Challenger Center Hawaii, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that manages and distributes donations to us, has become a Partner Agency with AUW. This means we are now eligible to receive designations through the Donor Choice program. Our designtation number is 80230 and can be seelcted on AUW’s plege froms to designate to Friends of Challenger Center Hawaii.

For more information on donating to AUW, click here.


Hunt Development Donation

May 28, 2014
Hunt Development Donation

Funds Released For Challenger Center At Barbers Point School