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Transitioning Military and Space Grant University Students Invited to Space Foundation Space Career Day

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 15, 2012) — Registration is open until April 6 for transitioning military personnel and students from Space Grant Universities to sign up to attend Space Career Day at the 28th National Space Symposium, Thursday, April 19, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. There is no charge to attend.

This event, co-sponsored by the Space Foundation and the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, will provide information on current and future career opportunities, internships, industry trends and anticipated workforce needs. Space Career Day features Meet the Companies presentations in the morning with space industry representatives, and afternoon networking opportunities in the National Space Symposium’s Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center.

Space Career Day is open to transitioning military personnel and students from Space Grant Universities and is limited to the first 200 registrants. Register by April 6 at

The agenda includes:

  • 8:00-8:45 a.m.: Check-in at The Broadmoor Hotel’s Rocky Mountain Ballroom (must be pre-registered and must present a student or military photo I.D.)
  • 8:45 a.m.- 2:15 p.m.: State of the Space Industry briefing and Meet the Companies presentation 
  • 12:30-5:00 p.m.: Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center networking

Attendance at the morning panels is required for admittance to the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center. Attendees must be at least 18 years old.

About the 28th National Space Symposium
The annual Space Foundation National Space Symposium brings together all sectors of space to highlight accomplishments and address opportunities and issues facing the global space community today. The Symposium’s top allure to participants — of which there were more than 9,000 in 2011 — is as a venue for networking and conducting meaningful business.

About the Space Foundation
The foremost advocate for the space industry and an expert in all aspects of space, the Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness, educational programs that bring space into the classroom and major industry events, including the National Space Symposium, all in support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.” The Space Foundation publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indexes that track daily performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has a field office in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.
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