SOURCE: EADS North America

EADS North America

March 14, 2011 10:30 ET

EADS North America Partners With Washington Space Business Roundtable to Send Students to Space Camp

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - March 14, 2011) - EADS North America today announced that it has donated $5,000 to the Washington Space Business Roundtable (WSBR) to be used to send five Washington, D.C.-area students to Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

"We're very proud to give back to our Washington, D.C. community with a donation that will enable students to participate in an exciting and educational experience like Space Camp," said Sean O'Keefe, CEO of EADS North America and former NASA Administrator. "It's our hope that this contribution will help inspire young people to focus on careers in math, science or technology."

WSBR is a leadership forum for the promotion of commercial space business and education in the National Capital area.

"EADS has made an important contribution to the ongoing efforts of WSBR to provide scholarships to the young people of the Washington area," said WSBR President Dennis Granato. "We appreciate the opportunity to partner with EADS in sending students to Space Camp next summer."

Space Camp was founded in 1982 as the U.S. Space & Rocket Center museum's education program to promote the study of math, science, and technology. More than 500,000 students and adults have attended Space Camp since the program began in June, 1982.

About EADS North America
EADS North America is the North American operation of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services. As a leader in all sectors of defense and homeland security, EADS North America and its parent company, EADS, contribute over $11 billion to the U.S. economy annually and support more than 200,000 American jobs through its network of suppliers and services. Operating in 17 states, EADS North America offers a broad array of advanced solutions to its customers in the commercial, homeland security, aerospace and defense markets.

About EADS
EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services. In 2009, the Group -- comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter -- generated revenues of EUR 42.8 billion and employed a workforce of more than 119,000.

About WSBR
WSBR is a leadership forum for the promotion of commercial space business and education in the National Capital area. As a non-profit, membership-based group, WSBR supports the open exchange of ideas and information among a broad range of executives, government policy makers, lawyers, insurers, analysts, academics and thought leaders involved in the business of space in the metropolitan Washington region.

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