Careers in space
Be inspired by a range of individuals currently working in the space industry and explore how they use science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills in their everyday lives.
Apprentices at Airbus
Matt and Ellie
Job profile: work in a cleanroom environment to help to construct and test satellites.
Associate Professor of Space Physics
Job profile: researches how the sun influences planets in the solar system.
CEO of Oxford Space Systems
Job profile: building a series of low-mass foldable structures and antennas for satellites.
Emerging Technology Lead
Job profile: looks at new technologies that advance the space industry.
ExoMars Delivery Manager
Job profile: ensures that all of the parts of the ExoMars Rover come together on time and to the right specification.
Job profile: helps scientists perform their experiments inside Boulby Underground Laboratory.
Job profile: uses satellite data to look at glaciers at the poles of the Earth.
Human Spaceflight and Microgravity Programme Manager
Job profile: ensures scientists can run experiments on the International Space Station.
Job profile: examines meteorites to tell us more about the history of the universe.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Job profile: develops infrared telescopes to observe galaxies.
Professor of Astrobiology
Job profile: Investigates whether there is life on other planets.
Job profile: uses satellite imagery to look at the movement of structures such as railways and roads.
Senior Commercial Strategist
Job profile: engages with customers, media and investors to help grow the company.
Job profile: designs software for the James Webb Space Telescope.
Job profile: advises on the legal aspects of launching and operating a satellite in space.
Space Systems Engineer
Job profile: works with other scientists and engineers to build systems that will go into space.
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