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Out-of-this-world job opportunities abound at Space Foundation's free Space Career Fair

02/02/2005

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 3, 2005) -- Job seekers can combine their education, talents and experience with an interest in space and learn more about employment opportunities in the space industry at the third annual Space Career Fair. Scheduled April 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, the Space Career Fair is hosted by the Space Foundation, its corporate members and sponsoring companies.

"The Space Career Fair addresses the space industry's critical need of overcoming difficulties in attracting high-quality employees," said Dr. Patricia Arnold, vice president of education and workforce development for the Space Foundation. "College students, transitioning military and entry-level aerospace personnel will benefit by meeting with representatives from the nation's top space employers and learning about career opportunities in the space industry, including those that require technical and non-technical expertise."

Admission to the Space Career Fair is free, and includes "Meet the Company" presentations with space industry representatives to discuss career opportunities and industry trends and needs; access to the Space Career Pavilion; a networking lunch; interview opportunities with leading space companies; and access to the Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Exhibit Center at the 21st National Space Symposium. For registration and more information visit www.spacecareerfair.org or call the Space Foundation at 800-691-4000.

Space Career Fair sponsors include Aerojet, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., The Boeing Company, Booz Allen Hamilton, General Dynamics, ITT Industries, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Swales Aerospace, and United Space Alliance.

About the Space Foundation

Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., the Space Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that vigorously advances civil, commercial, and national security space endeavors and educational excellence. The Space Foundation has offices in Washington, D.C., and Cape Canaveral, Fla. In addition to the National Space Symposium, the Space Foundation annually conducts, along with its partnering organizations, Space at the Crossroads, set for May 18, 2005, in Washington, D.C., and Strategic Space 2005, scheduled Oct. 4-6, 2005, in Omaha, Neb.

In addition to hosting the annual Space Career Fair, the Space Foundation manages an onsite NASA Educational Resource Center; offers two distinct master's degrees in space studies in conjunction with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Regis University; and has trained more than 30,000 teachers since 1986 about Teaching With Space through Space Discovery graduate courses and national conferences.

For more information about the Space Foundation, visit www.spacefoundation.org.

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