Daniel Bateman is the Community Outreach Manager for the Kansas Cosmophere and Space Center. Mr. Bateman is an authority on the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. He has been a presenter at the Annual International Space Station Educators Conference. He has also presented for numerous schools, universities and civic groups across the mid west. Daniel has presented for hundreds of schools in Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Nebraska. He has also collaborated with the Hutchinson, Topeka, and Wichita symphonies for their presentations of “The Planets.” Daniel was a panelist for the Amelia Earhart Festival, "Milestones in Flight" Symposium in July of 2003, along side Linda Hall Daschle, former FAA Director, and Capt. Elgen Long, World Record Holding Pilot. Within the Cosmosphere’s experiential programs, Daniel is a lead presenter for Elderhostel, Future Astronaut Training Program, Adult Astronaut Adventure, and Mars Academy. In addition, he continues his outreach work at schools and his development of programs to educate the public on space related topics. Daniel joined the Cosmosphere’s marketing team after six years as a Space Science Educator. As a part of the award winning Education Team, Daniel’s projects included development of the Discovery Classroom, Justice Planetarium programs, Dr. Goddard’s Lab, Overnight Space Adventures, Star Station One, Spaced Out Saturdays, and the Robotic Challenge. Daniel began his career at the Kansas Cosmosphere in the summer of 1993 as a counselor for the Future Astronaut Training Program. In 1996, he joined the Cosmosphere as a full-time staff member and has worked as the Evening/Weekend Manager, Space Science Educator, Museum Tour Guide Instructor, Johnson Space Center Liaison, and NASA Regional Educator Resource Center Director.