As the United States adds additional jobs in the 2010s, the variety of work available is changing for the better. Many new jobs are connected with the growing aerospace industry that will take us to the moon, asteroid fields, and Mars very soon and as early as 2018.
This is all true despite political ideologues that claim our space program is dead – killed by other political ideologues, fact.
It’s not dead, it has switched to the private sector and universities in large part, but NASA is still at work, with plans for 20 years into the future.
Did you know that SpaceX company has already replaced the obsolete US Space Shuttles that last flew in July 2011? The Dragon2 Capsule is the replacement. Now, we must decrease the time of transit from Earth to the ISS. Russia can send a shuttle to the space station in just six hours, so we need to match that time.
Did you know that Google and/or Google execs have started and expanded the Asteroid Mining Business (2012) the Lunar Lander Contest (early finishers done in 2013), time-sharing telescopes for the American public, and expansions farther into space ventures through partnerships with people Kelli Sir Richard Branson, James Cameron, the NASA Commercial Crew (private businesses), Buzz Aldrin, spokespeople Brent Spiner and Robert Picardo and etc.?
It is an exciting time!