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If you are someone that is interested in the sky, stars, and earth or maybe you had a telescope to see the Lil Dipper closer a career in space is for you. As a woman in space, this industry covers all of the STEAM fields. Whether you want to be an engineer and work on a space station or rocket, or, you are interested in being an astronaut which favors a science and mathematics background there are many choices when looking at space recreationally or professionally. NASA regularly broadcasts from space and the shows can be seen online, social media, or streaming on your television.


As someone in the space industry you could explore any of the following industries:

  • Atmospheric scientist

  • Astronomers

  • Aerospace engineers

  • Physicists

  • Architects


According to NASA, 59 women have flown in space. Their careers included cosmonauts, astronauts, payload specialists, and foreign nationals. To learn more, download the fact sheet.