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Since you were little, you have probably associated space careers with astronauts, walking on the moon, Neil Armstrong, and space shuttles. Those certainly make a lasting impression, but you should probably know two things, if nothing else: first, not every space career involves hopping around in a big spacesuit, and second, there are lots of opportunities available for exciting space careers today. The following list of possible careers in the aerospace field is by no means exhaustive, but it gives an idea of the wide variety of things you can do and still be related to space. Take a look. It might change your life.

The Planets

Research Science

    Hubble Space Telescope
  • Astronomer
    • Galactic
    • Planetary
    • Radio
  • Biologist
  • Chemist
  • Geologist
    • Astrogeologist
  • Physicist
    • Astrophysicist
  • Oceanographer
  • Space Scientist


    Mariner 10
  • Aeronautical
  • Aerospace
    • Rockets
    • Space Station
  • Chemical
  • Computer
  • Electrical
  • Fire Protection
  • Materials
  • Mechanical
  • Nuclear
  • Plastics
  • Robotics
  • Safety
  • Software Test
  • Systems


    Space Shuttle
  • Computer Scientist
  • Mathematician
  • Systems Analyst

Other stuff

  • Astronaut
  • Technical Writer

To find out about jobs that do not have links, you might want to look at the Profiles of Women at NASA or the website of a local college (to find out about majors like those jobs; for example, Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland) .

  • Contributor: Lishan Amde
  • Author: Theresa Valentine
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