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In December 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the 2016-17 Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). The OOH provides employment projections for the decade from 2014 to 2024. Among the ## occupational profiles are four particularly applicable to the space industry: Aerospace Engineers, Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians, Astronomers, and Atmospheric and Space Scientists.
The Space Technology Hall of Fame® increases public awareness of the benefits of space exploration and encourages further innovation by recognizing individuals, organizations and companies that effectively adapt and market technologies originally developed for space to improve the quality of life for all humanity.
Space-based assets play a role in the governmental and economic framework of many countries, utilizing the unique vantage point of space to provide services otherwise unavailable. Space activities also permeate our lives in less visible ways: many consumer goods incorporate mechanical and technological advances originally developed for space programs.
Space agencies explore distant planets and study galaxies billions of light years away, endeavors that might appear far removed from Earthly concerns, but in reality represent the building blocks for technologies that are changing our lives on a daily basis.
In 2013, approximately ## employees working in ## establishments were represented by the NAICS codes used to characterize the civilian U.S. space workforce.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publishes information about employment in the United States in its Quarterly Census…
The U.S. space workforce consists of more than ### workers across the commercial, civil, and national…
The continued health of the space workforce depends on a steady stream of individuals with the education necessary to pursue these jobs. For most space occupations, this means a degree in a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) field. In order to pursue these degree programs successfully, students must have adequate training and engagement during their primary and secondary education years.