Photo Release -- Aerojet Contribution Launches New Challenger Learning Center at Sacramento's Future Powerhouse Science Center

Photo Release -- Aerojet Contribution Launches New Challenger Learning Center
at Sacramento's Future Powerhouse Science Center

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet, a GenCorp
(NYSE:GY) company, announced that yesterday afternoon, Vice President of
Quality & Mission Assurance, Lee Tait, presented a check for $100,000 to the
board of the Powerhouse Science Center as part of its $1.5 million commitment
toward creation of the new Aerojet Challenger Learning Center in Sacramento.

Powerhouse Science Center
 Aerojet Vice President of Quality &
 Mission Assurance Lee Tait presents a
 $100,000 check to Powerhouse Science
 Center's Board President Michele Wong
 (center) and Acting Executive Director
 Raymond Burnell.

A photo accompanying this release is available at

In December 2011, Aerojet became the first title sponsor of the planned
Powerhouse Science Center (, the new home of
the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center set to break ground later in 2013
and open its doors in 2015.

"Aerojet's unique partnership with the Discovery Museum goes back more than 17
years and highlights the company's continuing commitment to STEM (science,
technology, engineering and mathematics) education and to the Sacramento
community," said Aerojet President Warren M. Boley, Jr. "The new Powerhouse
Science Center will be a science and technology jewel for the region and I'm
excited about the huge impact our expanded, high-tech Challenger Learning
Center will make in inspiring future generations."

"Since 1997, Aerojet has taken the lead role in supporting our highly
successful Challenger Learning Center," said Michele Wong, board president of
Powerhouse Science Center. "Their longstanding support and generosity makes a
positive impact on the quality of STEM education throughout our region."

Shortly after the loss of NASA's Space Shuttle Challenger and its seven crew
members in January 1986, the astronauts' families established the national
Challenger Center for Space Science Education in honor of their loved ones to
inspire students to continue their space exploration mission.

In 1996, Aerojet led local efforts to fund and design a Challenger Learning
Center in the existing 61-year-old Discovery Museum, located on Auburn
Boulevard in Sacramento. The center's interactive space mission simulator
experience includes a realistic Mission Control room, patterned after NASA's
Johnson Space Center, along with an orbiting space station through which
students complete launch mission scenarios relying on teamwork, communication,
decision making and problem solving.

Since its opening in October 1997, more than 60,000 students have participated
in 2,300 simulated space missions at Aerojet's Challenger Learning Center.

The new Aerojet Challenger Learning Center will showcase a cutting-edge
simulated NASA space mission program, the most advanced in the nation, and
serve as a cornerstone of the future Powerhouse Science Center. Once
completed, the new science complex is expected to draw approximately 500,000
visitors a year.

Aerojet is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing
propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense, strategic, tactical
missile and armaments areas in support of domestic and international markets.
GenCorp is a leading technology-based manufacturer of aerospace and defense
products and systems with a real estate segment that includes activities
related to the entitlement, sale, and leasing of the company's excess real
estate assets. Additional information about Aerojet and GenCorp can be
obtained by visiting the companies' websites at and

The Aerojet logo is available at

CONTACT: Glenn Mahone, Aerojet, 202.302.9941
         Kristin Conner, Aerojet, 916.355.2143

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