Press Releases | 10.21.2022
Challenger Center, Club for the Future, and Amazon Prime Video Host Exclusive Screenings of Good Night Oppy
Washington, D.C. (October 21, 2022) – Challenger Center, in partnership with Blue Origin’s Club for the Future and Amazon Prime Video, will host a series of exclusive screenings of the documentary Good Night Oppy in local Challenger Learning Center communities. Registration is required to attend the screenings taking place throughout October and November:
- Challenger Learning Center at Wheeling University – October 18
- Challenger Learning Center at Montco Pottstown – October 19
- Challenger Learning Center of St. Louis – October 25
- Challenger Learning Center at the Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Center – October 27
- Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee – October 29
- Challenger Learning Center at the Scobee Education Center, San Antonio College – November 1
- Challenger Learning Center of Maine – November 3
- Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana – November 3
- Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky – Date TBD
Screening events will give students, families, and educators an opportunity to experience the documentary before it becomes available to the public, as well as participate in pre-screening activities and post-screening conversations with astronauts and space industry experts.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Club for the Future and Amazon Prime video to bring Good Night Oppy to students as a way to spark an interest in STEM subjects and showcase the possibilities their futures hold in STEM careers,” said Lance Bush, President and CEO of Challenger Center.
Good Night Oppy tells the inspirational true story of Opportunity, a rover that was sent to Mars for a 90-day mission but ended up surviving for 15 years. The film follows Opportunity’s groundbreaking journey on Mars and the remarkable bond forged between a robot and her humans millions of miles away.
More than 700 local community members are expected to attend the screenings at Challenger Learning Centers across the country. If you are interested in registering to attend one of the film screenings, please contact your local Challenger Learning Center. Good Night Oppy will premiere in theaters on November 4 and will be available on Amazon Prime Video on November 23.
About Challenger Center
As a leader in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, Challenger Center provides more than 250,000 students annually with experiential education programs that engage students in hands-on learning opportunities. These programs, delivered in Challenger Learning Centers and classrooms, strengthen knowledge in STEM subjects and inspire students to pursue careers in these important fields. Challenger Center was created by the Challenger families to honor the crew of shuttle flight STS-51-L. For more information about Challenger Center, please visit www.challenger.org or connect on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
About Club for the Future
Founded by Blue Origin in 2019, Club for the Future is a nonprofit foundation whose mission is to inspire future generations to pursue careers in STEM and to help invent the future of life in space. The Club and its collaborators are doing this through Postcards to Space, space-focused curriculum, and access to space on Blue Origin’s rockets. For more information visit, ClubforFuture.org
Sara Espinosa, Director, Communications