Boeing invests in Space Center Houston to empower next generation of explorers

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SAN FRANCISCO, March 25 (Xinhua) — Space Center Houston on Thursday recognized Boeing for its commitment and support in empowering the next generation of explorers with science learning experiences, according to an announcement from Boeing.

Since 1992, Boeing has invested more than 2 million U.S. dollars in Space Center Houston to fund programs that inspire youth and educators through science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) education, the announcement said.

Space Center Houston also unveiled new signage recognizing Boeing for its support of the Independence Plaza exhibit complex.

With Boeing’s support, the center opened Independence Plaza in 2016, the center’s biggest project since opening its doors. The international landmark is the only place in the world where guests can enter the original shuttle carrier aircraft, a modified Boeing 747, on which is mounted a high-fidelity space shuttle replica.

“Boeing’s longtime support has made it possible for us to prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow,” said William T. Harris, president and CEO of Space Center Houston. “Their generous investment and collaboration in science learning provide people of all ages with immersive science learning experiences.”

With Boeing’s ongoing support, Space Center Houston’s education programs have impacted more than 250,000 students and teachers annually from across the globe, according to the announcement. Enditem

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