Space Career Fair Held in Conjunction with 23rd National Space Symposium

The Space Foundation will hold the fifth annual Space Career Fair on April 12, 2007, in conjunction with the 23rd National Space Symposium at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. This event is open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as transitioning military. The National Space Symposium is the premier annual space industry conference, and is scheduled April 9-12. The location and timing of the Space Career Fair provide unique opportunities for attendees to meet, interact, and potentially interview with the space industry’s top companies.

Previous Space Career Fairs have attracted between 300 and 500 attendees from across the country along with many of the largest employers in the space industry. Companies participating in this year’s Career Fair include Aerojet, The Aerospace Corporation, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., The Boeing Company, Booz Allen Hamilton, General Dynamics, ITT Space Systems, ITT Systems Division, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman. Educational institutions with space related programs including the International Space University will also be in attendance.

In addition to the potential for quality interviews, this year’s event will also feature “Meet the Company” presentations; a networking luncheon with special guest speaker, former astronaut, John Harrington; and door prizes including scholarships, airline tickets and space memorabilia. Attendees will also receive a visitor’s pass into the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center. Online registration and downloadable forms are available at

More than 7,000 registrants, guests, speakers, exhibitors, and media are expected to attend the 23rd National Space Symposium. Participants 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. Individuals and organizations come to Colorado Springs to attend this four day conference that brings together all sectors of space – civil, commercial, and national security – to discuss the most pressing issues facing the space industry today.

For secure online registration and more information about the Symposium, including an updated program agenda, confirmed speakers, co-sponsors, and exhibitors, visit

About the Space Foundation

Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that vigorously advances civil, commercial, and national security space endeavors and inspires, enables, and propels tomorrow’s explorers. The Space Foundation also has an office in Washington, D.C., and field representatives in Houston, Texas, and Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Space Foundation is a leader in space awareness activities, trade association services, research and analysis for the global space industry, and educational enterprises that bring space into the classroom. Along with partnering organizations, the Space Foundation also conducts Strategic Space and Defense (Oct. 9-11, 2007), in Omaha, Neb. For more information, visit