(March 12, 2020 – New York City) – Space & Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) today released The Road to Space, its newest Better Satellite World video. Produced for students in junior and senior high school, when young people begin making decisions that will shape their careers, it tells the story of how satellite companies carry on the legacy of the Age of Exploration by using satellite technology to make our lives on Earth better every day. The video debuted at  SSPI’s annual Hall of Fame Celebration on March 10 in Washington, DC.

The video will be available for playout on the SSPI website for space and satellite professionals interested in sharing their careers with students in local schools. SSPI members will have access to high-resolution copies for download.

STEM programs today focus on coding and other information technology skills and give too little emphasis to the disciplines that contribute to space and satellite. The Road to Space is the first in a series of videos that will help schools redress that balance and make students aware that a vibrant commercial space and satellite industry exists today.

“Since 2016, the Better Satellite World video series has published more than 30 videos that dramatize the immense contributions of space and satellite technology to live on planet Earth,” said executive director Robert Bell. “They overturn misconceptions about the industry that hold it back. They help attract new talent and inspire today’s employees. They help justify investment and give new customers a reason to are about our services and products.”

You can watch The Road to Space on  SSPI’s website.

About SSPI
Founded in 1983, Space & Satellite Professionals International (www.sspi.org) is on a mission to make the space and satellite industry one of the world’s best at attracting and engaging the talent that powers innovation. The space and satellite business has never seen a time of greater experimentation and disruption than we see today. Investment is the fuel for transformation, but people are the engine. SSPI helps the industry attract, develop and retain the talented people it needs to keep the engine turning. People who connect through high-profile events and gain recognition from prestigious awards. People who rely on SSPI for a broader understanding of the industry as much as for individual networking and career mentoring. From young people seeking a career path to industry veterans with wisdom to share, SSPI connects them all.

Talent, investment and opportunity flow to industries that make a difference. SSPI is the only organization that also promotes the enormous value of space and satellite through dramatic stories of our technologies and companies making a better world. Those stories overturn misconceptions about the industry that hold it back. They inspire our people and attract new ones to the industry. They help justify investment and give new customers a reason to care about our services and products. Through the stories we tell and the people we serve, SSPI inspires the growth of the $1 trillion space economy of the future.

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Victoria Krisman
Communications Manager
Space & Satellite Professionals International