A company aiming to launch commercial flights into space is looking to create 1,000 jobs over the course of 2022.
Sierra Space has launched 500 space missions in 30 years and is now looking to recruit the workers that will double its staffing.
The majority of positions will be in Colorado, with new roles at sites in Louisville and Metro Denver.
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The company also has sites in Madison in Wisconsin, Brevard County in Florida, and Durham in North Carolina where more new roles will be created.
There are currently more than 700 positions on the company’s website, with more than 400 in engineering.
More jobs are expected to be posted by the middle of 2022.
The new staff will be part of the company’s efforts to build the next generation of space transportation systems and in-space destinations for low-Earth orbit (LEO) commercialization.
Tom Vice, Sierra Space CEO, said: “Sierra Space has an incredibly important mission to build in space the next platform for business.
“Space affords a unique environment where new technological breakthroughs will be born and directly enhance our life on Earth.
“Sierra Space is at the doorstep of unlocking this next generation of space, led by the launch of our Dream Chaser spaceplane.
“We are seeking the brightest minds who are inspired by our mission and pioneering spirit to join us at Sierra Space.”
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The company concluded one of the largest ever private capital rounds late last year, with a $1.4 billion Series A investment of primary capital.
The money means the company can continue to develop the Dream Chaster spaceplane, which is the world’s only orbital commercial space place.
Part of the Dream Chaser’s role will be to perform cargo supply and return missions to the International Space Station, delivering up to 12,000 pounds of cargo.
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