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The Future of Aerospace Engineers?

  1. Dec 15, 2011 #1
    What are PF's thoughts on the future of the Space industry. Many people seem pessimistic after the retiring of the Space Shuttle program. However, there has also been reoccurring news about the private space industry lately. Operations like SpaceX, Virgin Glactic, and Paul Allen's new Stratolaunch Systems all seem very promising.

    Is the space industry failing, staying the same, or about to boom? I need your insight Physics Forums.
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  3. Dec 15, 2011 #2
    About to boom, but probably not for a decade or so. Private industry still isn't very large, but I know SpaceX has been scouring my school looking for potential applicants from my pool of aerospace engineers. Plus, there's always launching satellites and probes and junk.
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