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2011


2011 – Top-level Trends

In 2010, the global space workforce continued to weather the effects of the global financial crisis, recession, and ongoing economic uncertainty with relative resiliency. Declines in American space employment caused…

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2011 – Demographics

The United States, Canada, and Europe together comprised about 35% of first-degree STEM graduates. Japan and South Korea comprised 8% and 6%, respectively, while Australia comprised 2%. Europe led in…

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2011 – Degrees Awarded

While mechanisms such as the PISA test reveal a cross-national focus on primary and secondary STEM competency, a more direct measure of the potential international space workforce is offered through…

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2011 – NAEP

STEM achievement in primary and secondary schools is an indicator of how well the United States is ensuring that students are later prepared to pursue STEM degrees, enabling them to…

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2011 – Global Space Education Trends

Just as the United States measures progress in early mathematics and science proficiency, other nations also track student progress. Many of these countries, including the United States, participate in the…

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2011 – Degrees Awarded

Note: This section's exhibits are from The Space Report 2012.At the university level, the United States produced approximately 240,000 STEM-trained bachelor’s degree graduates, 75,000 master’s degree graduates, and 22,000 doctoral…

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2011 – Demographics

Both the government and industry space sectors in the United States show a high demand for STEM-educated professionals. As of December 2011, ## of NASA’s ## employees—##% of its civil…

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2011 – U.S. Space-Related Education Trends

There is a broad consensus that high-quality STEM education is critical to producing a workforce capable of maintaining a competitive edge in numerous technological areas, including space. However, space leaders,…

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2011 – Global Space Education

The worldwide space sector employs hundreds of thousands of skilled workers who require high levels of education and competency. To maintain this workforce over time, space employers require a steady…

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