MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) announces the winners of its Iridium NEXT Mission Team Scholarship program, one of the largest and most significant scholarships in the aerospace industry. Three undergraduate students have been awarded a total of $40,000 by Iridium and the Iridium NEXT Mission Team partners in an objective selection process managed by the AIAA Foundation. The first Iridium NEXT Class of Scholars are:
- Seth Gordon, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
- Monica Hew, University of Texas, Arlington, Texas
- Alexandra Long, University of Texas, Arlington, Texas
Iridium NEXT is the largest commercial space program underway today. With the support of its mission team partners, Iridium is scheduled to begin launching Iridium NEXT in 2015, bolstering what is already the furthest reaching satellite network, and adding significantly the advancement of global connectivity.To learn more about the Iridium NEXT Mission Team Scholarship please visit http://www.iridium.com/About/IridiumNEXT/ScholarshipProgram.aspx. About Iridium Communications Inc. Iridium is the only mobile voice and data satellite communications network that spans the entire globe. Iridium enables connections between people, organizations and assets to and from anywhere, in real time. Together with its ever-expanding ecosystem of partner companies, Iridium delivers an innovative and rich portfolio of reliable solutions for markets that require truly global communications. The company has a major development program underway for its next-generation network – Iridium NEXT. Iridium Communications Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Va., U.S.A., and its common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol IRDM. For more information about Iridium products, services and partner solutions, visit www.iridium.com . The Iridium Communications Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=10426 About the AIAA Foundation The AIAA Foundation, the education division of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) ignites interest in science and technology through STEM K-12 education programs, prepares students for the workforce with scholarships and student conferences, promotes professional achievement via our Honors and Awards Programs for industry professionals and educators, and fosters innovation through competitions that push the envelope of current technologies.
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