“Communication is key – even if you can solve a technical problem, you need to be able to communicate it with broad audiences and understand how your work fits into the larger context of your overall program and team.”
We love helping those who are exploring careers associated with space exploration and the space industry. From space scientists to manufacturing engineers, and from computer science to technical writers, there are so many possible careers in the space industry that the career pathways are almost endless.
One of the best things about college is the summer internship. An internship can help you prepare for, and land, a job in the Space Industry when you graduate. Scoring those internships take a solid college internship resume and here's a guide to show you how.
If you are planning a career in the space tech industry, understanding the professional skills employers look for is vital. If you know the skills employers look for, then you can make sure you have them before your first job interview. Let’s break these professional skills into two categories: soft skills and technical skills.
New space companies are popping up faster than ever, with no signs of slowing down. This is fueled by several factors, one of which being the reduced cost of building a satellite and launching it into orbit. This sort of advancement has opened the door for new space/space related companies to enter the market, and bring never-before-seen value to industries across the globe.
To prepare for a future where people benefit from space-based technologies, we need to foster a diverse pool of qualified, enthusiastic young people who are inspired by space and have the skills to apply its benefits here on Earth.
“There’s some ideas that just stick with you, and when they’re with you for that long, you just have to go out and act. There’s a lot of people out there with great ideas, but not a lot that are prepared to execute on them.”
"When we talk about inclusivity, we are talking about wealth of ideas and perspectives and approaches and solutions, and it would be dumb not to be open to all of those different avenues to solve a problem in front of us."
"But deciding to at least try, to put myself out there, to fully attempt even with the chance of failure - this dedication to giving myself a chance has opened doors that I might have assumed were closed to me.”
“A mentor is an incredibly valuable resource to help you understand and pursue your goals. They can help you identify what problems you are trying to solve and can provide encouragement and motivation to move forward.”
“It took a few years to recognize, but the biggest step to give me an edge was making an unconscious habit of seeking learning opportunities, particularly if it involved improving a skill aligned with personal areas of interest.”
“The world has changed - a new way of working has emerged and is here to stay.” This qualitative research assessment from 37 executives and hiring managers from around the world reveals key talent risks that have arrived due to the COVID pandemic.
Space Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on the Space economy, today announces the official launch of Space Talent, the leading online portal for careers in the space industry and its broader ecosystem.
While space subject matter experts have years of experience under their belt, it doesn’t mean that you can’t learn from them. Our team has put together a list of resources that have helped us learn more about space and the vast opportunities within it. Here are the top 20 resources from books to reports to website and podcasts.
Today, Space is a $400B market that touches every aspect of our lives, from location-based services and global finance to weather prediction and agriculture. The next generation of space technology will be responsible for delivering global internet, fighting climate change, and taking humanity to Mars.
The space industry is in the midst of a radical transformation. When SpaceX started launching its rockets a decade ago–making it far easier for commercial space startups to enter the market–it triggered a wave of entrepreneurial innovation. Today, Space is a $400B market that touches every aspect of our lives, from location-based services to global finance. The next generation of space technology will be responsible for delivering global internet, fighting climate change, and taking humanity to Mars.
While today's private launch statistics are certainly exciting, it's taken a while for entrepreneurial launch providers to reach such highs. It's worth considering the challenges and pitfalls faced by early private launch pioneers in order to appreciate just how far we've come.