The pool of qualified applicants for the growing space industry must catch up to the demand. The National Space Council recognizes this critical gap. It has called on the U.S. government, private sector companies, education and training providers, and philanthropic organizations to support space-related STEM education initiatives to inspire, prepare, and employ the next generation of the space workforce. What is being done to address this challenge, and what can you do?
The next generation must be informed, educated, innovative, and resilient to stay competitive. “While humanity extends its reach further into space, our workforce must reflect all the people of Earth and the values to which we aspire.” Space Workforce 2030