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CLCNWI is in the NEWS!

Read articles from 2021 to today below.

June 9, 2023 (Merrillville, IN) - Centier Bank Donates $1,000 to Challenger Learning Center of NWI

May 7, 2023 (Hammond, IN) - St. Mary students visit Challenger Center

July 29th, 2022 (Hammond, IN) - Read the entire announcement about CLC's Live Conversation with Bob Hines from Challenger Center Headquarters here

July 28th, 2022 (Hammond, IN) - CLCNWI Live Conversation with Bob Hines aboard the International Space Station. Learn more from WJOB at

July 20th, 2022 (Hammond, IN) - CLCNWI Flight Director Emma Rose highlighted by Challenger Center Headquarters

January 20th, 2022 (Hammond, IN) - CLCNWI Speaks with Tony Panek on WJOB during the Region Rush Hour about upcoming ARISS Connection and Valentine's Day Red Planet Romance event

June 8th, 2021 (Hammond, IN) - CLCNWI on Speaking With Charity on WJOB

April 26th, 2021 (Hammond, IN) - Hammond’s Challenger Learning Center gives students a chance to see what life would be like on Mars by Sue Ellen Ross in the Chicago Tribune

Read the archive news articles from 2021 and before below. 

Release Date: February 18, 2021

Source: Post Tribune

Article Link: NASA's Perseverance rover lands on Mars as scientists continue search for signs of life on the planet

Release Date: February 13, 2021

Source: NWI Times

Article Link: 'Love-stronauts' go lunar for Valentine's Day at Challenger Learning Center

Release Date: May 3, 2020

Source: Chicago Tribune

Article Link: COVID-19 closures add new wrinkle to Earth Day celebration

Release Date: August 26, 2019

Source: Chicago Tribune

Article Link: The science behind slime

Release Date: July 19, 2019

Source: Chicago Tribune

Article Link: Moon landing conspiracy lives on 50 years later despite evidence

Release Date: April 17, 2019

Source: Indiana 105, Region News Team

Article Link: Challenger Learning Center Online Earth Day Photo Contest Deadline Apr. 21

Release date: March 26, 2019

Source: Indiana 105, Region News Team

Article Link: Challenger Learning Center Presents Spring Break Planetarium Shows Mar. 28 & 29

Release Date: January 29, 2019

Source: NWI Times

Article Link: Fly Your Sweetie to the Moon' at Challenger Learning Center

Release Date: January 18, 2019

Source:  Chicago Post Tribune

Article Link: The mission for teachers at Hammond's Challenger Learning Center: Fun science

Release Date: December 7, 2018

Source:  Chicago Tribune

Article Link: Hammond Challenger Winter Wonder-LAB offers unique family fun

Release Date: December 6, 2018

Source:  Chicago Tribune

Article Link: Mars mission a learning tool on Earth for the red planet

Release Date: May 25, 2018

Source:  Post Tribune

Article Link: Challenger Learning Center opens doors for kids to explore to the cosmos

Release Date: April 21, 2018


Article Link: The Challenger Learning Center Welcomes Young Adventurers and Explorers to the Annual Earth, Sea, and Sky Day


Release Date: August 19, 2017

Source: Chicago Tribune

Article Link: Glasses in short supply in Northwest Indiana as solar eclipse looms


Release Date: August 18, 2017

Source: NWI Times

Article Link: Crown Point Students to view solar eclipse

Release Date: June 30, 2017

Source: NWI Times

Article Link: Challenger Learning Center unveils plans for new science center at gala

Release Date: March 31, 2017

Source: Chicago Tribune

Article Link: Israeli team has eye on prize in moon visit competition