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Space Careers Booklet

This booklet provides information about several exciting space-related careers

When we think about space exploration, an image that immediately pops up in our mind is that of an astronaut. This is, however, only one of the many careers related to space exploration. An astronaut travels in a spacecraft, wears a spacesuit, communicates with Earth, carries out scientific experiments, all of which are the result of the combined work of many other highly skilled professionals. There are experts who plan the mission, build the spacecraft, design the spacesuit, analyse scientific data, develop new materials, test the spacecraft, create new tools, perform medical tests, amongst many other functions. The majority of the people who work in space-related fields have a scientific or engineering background and have studied maths and natural sciences at school.

This booklet provides information about several exciting space-related careers. The English version of the booklet can be downloaded by clicking on this link. The booklet is also available in the following 8 languages: Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish.

Also, the Space Awareness project has developed a Space Careers poster to emphasise the exciting career opportunities in the space sector. A high-resolution PDF of this poster can be downloaded through this link


Jaké je to být zaměstnán v oboru vesmírné problematiky?


Nejde pouze o to stát se astronautem!


Dívejte se na živé vstupy o vesmíru

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