SpaceWorks Offering Paid Internship in Commercial Space

PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIP WITH SPACEWORKS COMMERCIAL
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 7, 2009

U.S. Citizens or Foreign Nationals Studying in the U.S.

SUMMER 2009 INTERNSHIPS: Seasonal Full-Time for Undergraduate and Graduate Students. Summer internships are full-time, paid employment. Salaries depend on experience and qualifications, but range from $14/hour to $21/hour. Start and stop dates are flexible, but most internships last 10 – 12 weeks from mid-May to mid-August.

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Planetary Society Announces Winners of Asteroid Tracking Competition

The Planetary Society has announced the winners of a competition to design a spacecraft that could intercept and track asteroids that might impact on Earth.

The Society awarded the $25,000 first-place prize to a team led by Spaceworks Engineering of Atlanta and SpaceDev of Poway, California. The team’s $137 million Foresight mission focuses primarily on tracking an asteroid.

Spaceworks and SpaceDev are hoping to launch Foresight between 2012-2014 to rendezvous with asteroid 2004 MN4, also known as Apophis. The asteroid will pass close to the Earth in 2029 and has a slight chance of striking our planet in 2036.