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    Aaron Yazzie, payload and spacecraft mechanical engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shared his experiences working on the Curiosity rover and the InSight lander, the next mission scheduled to go to Mars, with attendees at a luncheon held in observance of National Native-American Heritage Month. To view the article, visit

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    JPL engineer Aaron Yazzie talks about testing of Mars rovers. (Photo: Elisa Haber) Aaron Yazzie, payload and spacecraft mechanical engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shared his experiences working on the Curiosity rover and the InSight lander, the next mission scheduled to go to Mars, with attendees at a luncheon held in observance of National Native-American Heritage Month.

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    Aerospace Beats Odds to Deliver New REBR in Record Time

    Geoff Maul sands excess sealing compound from the REBR-W heat shield on Nov. 11. (Photo: Dave Hinkley) Heather Golden When the unmanned Antares rocket exploded Oct. 28, along with an Aerospace-built Reentry Breakup Recorder-Wireless (REBR-W), it took only three minutes before NASA was on the phone with Aerospace asking for a replacement REBR-W.


Aerospace Corporation – Why Work For Us?


A Trusted Partner. A National Resource.

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to projects for civil agencies like NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, commercial companies, universities, and international organizations in the national interest.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our insight and involvement in space programs has significantly reduced the risk of launch failure and increased both satellite endurance and performance. Avoiding a single catastrophic failure resulting in the loss of operational capabilities can save the government more than three times the total annual Aerospace FFRDC budget.

Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our involvement spans all facets of space systems, including systems engineering, testing, analysis, and development; acquisition support; launch readiness and certification; anomaly resolution; and the application of new technologies for existing and next-generation space systems. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

The Aerospace Corporation is headquartered in El Segundo, California, and has other locations throughout the nation. The staff comprises approximately 4,000 employees, two-thirds of whom are members of the technical staff. 


Workplace Inclusion

Workplace inclusion embraces a cooperative and supportive work environment that recognizes the value of differences. In addition to race, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, and sexual orientation, the spectrum of inclusion also includes personality, socioeconomic background, education, lifestyles, and an infinite range of other individual characteristics. At Aerospace, we view differences as a competitive advantage, fostering a work environment that encourages engagement and mutual respect for all employees.

Inclusion and Equal Opportunity

The Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Department reports directly to the senior vice president of the Operations and Support Group and is responsible for advising management on regulatory and compliance practices and implementing diversity initiatives. Its mission is to ensure that every employee receives access to a level playing field regarding all personnel practices and terms of conditions of employment.

Aerospace Diversity Action Committee (ADAC)

Fostering communications and sharing cultural differences is one of the ways Aerospace uses diversity to enhance its business. ADAC serves as a valuable mechanism for broadening communications among the affinity groups and provides a forum for input on issues of concern to employees and the corporation. ADAC comprises management appointees and officers of eight affinity groups that represent African-American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian-Pacific American, Hispanic, disabled,  lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender, military veterans, and women employees. 


New Graduates

At Aerospace, we recognize the importance of recruiting, nurturing, and retaining the industry’s leading talent.

Are you a recent graduate who loves to solve the most complex technical issues? Would you welcome the opportunity to grow in a stimulating environment, working with and learning from some of the best and the brightest?

mentoringWe are looking for new graduates with a strong desire to work in a dynamic environment that stresses integrity, creativity, and commitment to delivering space mission success. If you have a passion for excellence and a desire to make a difference, we want to hear from you.

Aerospace makes regular appearances at college career fairs throughout the school year. We may be visiting your university soon. Please check the schedule below for updates.

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Summer Internships

Aerospace offers summer internship positions at our headquarters location in El Segundo and at our office in Chantilly, Virginia. The internships are designed to give students the opportunity to work in scientific, technical, or administrative areas of the company.  

Each summer, Aerospace sponsors a highly successful student internship program. Many of these interns go on to become Aerospace employees following completion of their studies.

Each summer, Aerospace sponsors a highly successful student internship program. Many of these interns go on to become Aerospace employees following completion of their studies.

We have openings for students majoring in science and engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, information systems, and mathematics; however, all majors will be considered. The corporation offers competitive compensation, a professional environment, and many intern activities and events created especially to foster a positive social experience for the students.

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Aerospace Corporation Interviews

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    You need to closely in contact with your hiring manager during entire process.
    If you don't have any patients then this is not right environment for you.

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Aerospace Corporation Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012
Most Admired Companies in Research Science, Black Engineer & Information Technology, 2010
Best Companies for Workers Over 50, AARP, 2009
Top Intern Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
Top Entry Level Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
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Additional Info

Headquarters El Segundo, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1960
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Business Services
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

A not-for-profit company, The Aerospace Corporation provides space-related research, development, and advisory services primarily for U.S. government programs. Its chief sponsor is the U.S. Air Force and its main customers include the Space and Missile Systems Center of Air Force Space Command and the National Reconnaissance Office. Other clients have included NASA and the... More

Mission: Aerospace provides engineering solutions to the nation’s most complex challenges.

Our commitment to the following core values has made us the leading architect and... More

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