As space exploration leaders converge on Anaheim, Challenger Center is there in the midst of all the action. This year AIAA Space 2010, sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), is being held from August 30 to September 2 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

The Challenger Center for Space Science Education will have representatives available at booth #8 in “Education Alley” throughout the conference.  This booth is being operated by representatives of the newly-dedicated Columbia Memorial Space Learning Center of Downey, California.

Challenger Center Board of Directors President Scott Parazynski will also be making presentations at the conference. Information on his activities is available at the Wyle both – also in Education Alley. In addition to Scott Parazynski, Challenger Center Founding Chair June Scobee Rodgers, outgoing Board Chair William Readdy, board member Joseph Fuller, and President Daniel Barstow will also be in attendance at AIAA Space 2010.

According to the AIAA “The AIAA SPACE 2010 Conference & Exposition provides the global aerospace industry with a forum to explore solutions for the advancement of humankind in areas ranging from national security to commercial development to space exploration.” Additional information on the AIAA event can be located at

About Challenger Center

The Challenger Learning Centers use space exploration as a theme and realistic simulations as a vehicle to inspire students with the exciting possibilities for the future while also teaching them how to work as a team and how to expect success.  The Challenger Center experience fosters in young people a long-term interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, encouraging them to pursue studies and careers in these areas. The network of 48 Challenger Learning Centers across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and South Korea reaches more than 400,000 students and 40,000 educators each year through simulated space missions, educational programs, and teacher workshops. For further information, please visit .

Angie Tenne
Administrative Assistant
Challenger Center for Space Science Education
300 N. Lee Street, Suite 301, Alexandria, VA 22314