On Saturday, November 13, the Challenger Learning Center of Colorado Springs, CO, held a special event: A moonbase simulation adventure open to the public (all available slots sold out a few days in advance), coupled with a book signing for the new Star Challengers novel, Moonbase Crisis. June Scobee Rodgers, co-creator of the series and founder of the Challenger Centers, was there with authors Rebecca Moesta and Kevin J. Anderson.
Also as surprise guests, fully uniformed members of the international Star Wars fan club, the 501st Legion, came to show their support for the books and for the space program. (Kevin and Rebecca are both honorary 501st members.)
After the signing, June, Rebecca, and Kevin appeared at the Colorado Springs public library for lunch, talk, and another Star Challengers signing, also open to the public. At the end of the event, Kevin recorded an interview for the 501st podcast.
That evening, Kevin and Rebecca hosted June and her son Colonel Rich Scobee and his family at their castle for a home-made lasagna meal.
The second Star Challengers novel, Space Station Crisis, has just gone into production for release in January to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Challenger accident.