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A future Airman builds a rocket out of puzzle pieces at the jointly manned SMC and Aerospace Corporation booth in Education Alley at the AIAA Space 2010 conference, Sept.1.  The puzzle is called a tangram, which consists of seven flat pieces used to form shapes. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

A future Airman builds a rocket out of puzzle pieces at the jointly manned SMC and Aerospace Corporation booth in Education Alley at the AIAA Space 2010 conference, Sept.1. The puzzle is called a tangram, which consists of seven flat pieces used to form shapes. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

A staffer from the Navy’s SPAWAR office performs a science project in Education Alley at the AIAA Space 2010 conference, Sept.1.   Staff from various government agencies and industry partners demonstrated science and space exploration to students visiting the conference. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

A staffer from the Navy’s SPAWAR office performs a science project in Education Alley at the AIAA Space 2010 conference, Sept.1. Staff from various government agencies and industry partners demonstrated science and space exploration to students visiting the conference. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

A staffer from the Air Force Research Laboratory demonstrates  a science experiment freezing items in liquid nitrogen in Education Alley at the AIAA Space 2010 conference, Sept.1.  Staff from various government agencies and industry partners demonstrated science and space exploration to students visiting the conference. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

A staffer from the Air Force Research Laboratory demonstrates a science experiment freezing items in liquid nitrogen in Education Alley at the AIAA Space 2010 conference, Sept.1. Staff from various government agencies and industry partners demonstrated science and space exploration to students visiting the conference. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

A Mars rover vehicle drives over the backs of students in Education Alley at the AIAA Space 2010 conference, Sept.1.   Staff from various government agencies and industry partners demonstrated science and space exploration to students visiting the conference. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

A Mars rover vehicle drives over the backs of students in Education Alley at the AIAA Space 2010 conference, Sept.1. Staff from various government agencies and industry partners demonstrated science and space exploration to students visiting the conference. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

A future astronaut tries on a spacesuit in Education Alley at the AIAA Space 2010 conference, Sept.1.  (Photo by Joe Juarez)

A future astronaut tries on a spacesuit in Education Alley at the AIAA Space 2010 conference, Sept.1. (Photo by Joe Juarez)