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More than 20 Companies Participate in the 25th National Space Symposium Space Career Fair

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 25, 2009) — The outlook for landing a well-paid professional position in space and aeronautics is stronger than many other career fields – good news for job seekers in this difficult economy. More than 20 companies and institutions will be available to prospective hires at the Space Career Fair, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on April 2, part of the Space Foundation’s 25th National Space Symposium, which runs March 30 – April 2, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Companies participating in this year’s career fair include: Aerojet; The Aerospace Corporation; Analytical Graphics, Inc.; 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.

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.

The Space Career Fair will open with “Meet the Company” presentations that will help attendees better understand the organizations, the types of positions available, job requirements, processes for applying for jobs, and what to expect during a job search. In addition, Space Foundation Vice President – Washington Operations Marty Hauser will discuss the overall aerospace market outlook based on findings published in The Space Report 2009: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, which is making its debut at the 25th National Space Symposium. During the afternoon, attendees can meet one-on-one with company representatives, hand out resumes, and discuss specific career opportunities. 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.

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.

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