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April 2 Space Career Fair to Feature Job Opportunities, Networking with Space Ambassador

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 13, 2009) — College students and transitioning military interested in exciting careers in the space industry can get tips from someone with real space experience at the Space Foundation’s Space Career Fair on Thursday, April 2, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. The first 300 job seekers to register and check-in will also attend a networking lunch featuring Anousheh Ansari, space ambassador and first female private space explorer.

The Space Career Fair, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on April 2, is part of the Space Foundation’s 25th National Space Symposium, which runs March 30 – April 2, at The Broadmoor. The Space Career Fair features presentations about space employment and provides opportunities for attendees to hand out resumes and meet with more than 20 extraordinary space-age employers. The outlook for landing a well-paid professional position in space and aeronautics is stronger than most other career fields – good news for job seekers in this difficult economy.

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.

To register or find out more about the Space Career Fair, visit The registration fee of $20 covers the event and – for the first 300 to register and check in – the networking session with Ansari. The deadline for online registration is Friday, March 27. Registration will also be available onsite the day of the Space Career Fair, starting at 7:30 a.m. All attendees, including those who have pre-registered, must present a student or military ID to be admitted.

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.

The Space Career Fair is made possible by the Space Foundation and the following co-sponsors: Aerojet; The Aerospace Corporation; ARES Corporation; ASRC Federal; Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; Integral Systems, Inc.; International Space University; ITT; The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; Lockheed Martin; The Mitre Corporation; Modern Technology Solutions, Inc.; Northrop Grumman; Pikes Peak Workforce Center; Regis University; SEAKR Engineering, Inc.; SERCO; SpaceX; United Launch Alliance; the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; and Webster University.

About Anousheh Ansari
Ansari traveled to the International Space Station in 2006 to inspire young people to pursue their dreams and to promote peace and understanding among nations. She has provided significant funding to the Ansari X Prize, a $10 million cash award for the first non-governmental organization to launch a reusable manned spacecraft into space twice within two weeks. Ansari is an accomplished businesswoman who co-founded and is chairman of Prodea Systems, which delivers carrier-class, Internet-based applications and services to consumers and small businesses.

About the 25th National Space Symposium
The premier annual gathering of the global space community, the 25th National Space Symposium brings together all sectors of space – civil, commercial, national security, new space entrepreneurship, and finance – to highlight accomplishments and address opportunities and issues facing the space community today. More than 7,500 registrants, guests, speakers, exhibitors, and media from across the United States and many foreign countries are expected to attend. 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 an event with the United States Strategic Command this fall in Omaha, Neb. For more information, visit