Thursday, July 12, 2012

'Mini Space Shuttle' Dream Chaser Career Fair Today

COCOA BEACH, Florida -- Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Space Systems will host a career fair in Cocoa Beach, Florida next week hiring Engineers, Technicians and other essential program personnel to design and build its Dream Chaser® Space System (DCSS) at its Louisville, CO headquarters.  Dream Chaser is being developed as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) Program to transport crew and critical cargo to and from low Earth orbit, including the International Space Station. 

SNC Space Systems announced its interest in Florida's Space Coast as a possible location for commercial human spaceflight programs and facilities last May.  SNC’s winged orbital crew vehicle, the Dream Chaser®, is in development with plans to launch on the United Launch Alliance Atlas V vehicle from Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.  

Located 22 miles northwest of Denver, Louisville is nestled within the Rocky Mountains.  According to SNC's press release:

"Louisville's small town feel is complemented by its vibrant, urban atmosphere and diverse amenities. The Rockies offer breathtaking views, world-class hiking, biking, and skiing, among other attractions.  The city itself is welcoming and family friendly.  These factors, in combination with low crime rates and high education achievements, earned Louisville No. 1 ranking in CNN Money's 'Best Place to Live' in 2011.  Louisville and the surrounding Denver Metro area have some of the highest paid Aerospace Engineers in the country and it is the second largest area for aerospace employment concentration in the nation."

Career Fair Time / Location:
Thursday, July 12, 2012
8:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
DoubleTree Oceanfront Hotel, Cocoa Beach
2080 N. Atlantic Ave 32931

PHOTO: U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) speaks during SNC's announcement of a possible mini space shuttle fleet to be based on the Space Coast.  FILE PHOTO / Brevard Times.