MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 15, 2013 (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. Now in its second year, the annual program awards scholarships to the best and brightest aerospace engineering students in the world, including those already engaged in the development of Iridium NEXT through Iridium or Mission Team partner internships. The winners of the 2013 Iridium NEXT Mission Team Scholarship are:
- Eric McVay, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
- Chelsea Welch, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo.
- Christopher Nie, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo.
Iridium NEXT, Iridium's next generation satellite constellation, is the largest commercial space program underway today. With the support of its Mission Team partners, Iridium anticipates the first scheduled satellite launch of the new constellation in early 2015.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. About the AIAA Foundation The AIAA Foundation seeks to "make it exciting, make it empowering, and make it fun." That simple, compelling philosophy drives the Foundation's commitment to math, science, and technology education. The AIAA Foundation offers a wealth of resources to support educators from K–12 through the university level: scholarships, classroom grants, design competitions, and student conferences, improving scientific literacy and advancing the arts and sciences of aerospace. For more information on the AIAA Foundation and its programs for students, teachers, and professionals, please visit www.aiaafoundation.org.
CONTACT: Press Contacts: Garrison Courtney Iridium Communications Inc. +1 (703) 287-7478 email@example.com