Talent and Industry Facts
The next generation of space exploration and travel is being led by firms based in Redmond and Washington State. Redmond’s Aerojet powered the Mars Exploration Rover and NEAR-Shoemaker missions. Planetary Resources is developing the technology to mine asteroids to fuel later space missions. These and other firms rely on the ability to recruit and retain a talented engineering and computer science rich workforce. In the words of Carl Sagan “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” The answers are being discovered by firms in Redmond.