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Space Foundation Hosts 7th Annual Space Career Fair – April 2

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 6, 2009) — The Space Foundation has good news for college students and transitioning military looking for jobs in the space industry. First, the outlook for landing a well-paid professional position in space and aeronautics is stronger than most other career tracks. And, second, high-caliber employers looking for candidates will gather in Colorado Springs on April 2 for the seventh annual Space Career Fair, held in conjunction with the 25th National Space Symposium.

Open to college students and transitioning military with degrees or experience in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or business administration, the Space Career Fair is the leading source of information regarding current and future career opportunities, industry trends, and upcoming space-related workforce needs. Early Bird Registration, a savings of half regular registration, is open through Feb. 27.

The 25th National Space Symposium, the premier annual gathering of the global space community, will take place March 30 – April 2 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. The location and timing of the Space Career Fair provide unique opportunities for attendees to meet, interact, and potentially interview with a diverse range of space companies.

Previous Space Career Fairs have attracted more than 300 attendees from across the country, along with many of the largest employers in the space industry. Admission to the Space Career Fair includes “Meet the Company” presentations, use of the Space Career Fair Cyberspace center, and opportunities to submit resumes to participating companies. Pre-registration is required. The first 300 paid registrants receive a complimentary buffet-style lunch. The deadline for registration is Friday, March 27.

To register or find out more about the Space Career Fair, visit

More than 7,500 registrants, guests, speakers, exhibitors, and media from across the United States and many foreign countries are expected to attend the 25th National Space Symposium. Participants, who represent both the history and future of this $251 billion industry, include senior executive leadership from NASA, NOAA, and other civil space and government agencies; the commercial space and satellite broadcasting industry; the Department of Defense and military space commands; space entrepreneurs; universities and academia; and senior representatives from the global space industry.

Secure online registration and more information about the symposium, including an updated program agenda, confirmed speaker list, and exhibitor list, are available at

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is an international nonprofit organization advancing space-related endeavors to inspire, enable, and propel humanity. A leader in space awareness activities, major industry events, and educational enterprises that bring space into the classroom, the Space Foundation is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo. It conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has field representatives in Houston, Texas, and Cape Canaveral, Fla. In addition to the 25th National Space Symposium, the Space Foundation, along with partnering organizations, will also conduct Space Business Forum: New York on June 4, 2009, in New York, N.Y., and Strategic Space and Defense 2009 from Oct. 6 – 8, 2009, in Omaha, Neb. For more information, visit