Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

Op-ed | The Next Generation of Next-Generation Activities

Activities for and about young professionals and students have become increasingly popular at space conferences recently. This is great — the space industry needs to focus on cultivating the young talent that is replenishing its aging workforce.

After attending so many of these activities at space conferences over the past year, I’ve noticed they largely differentiate into three types: panels showing off the great things young people are doing, one-too-many mentoring sessions, or recruiting fairs.

The goal of these activities is to inspire and cultivate young people, but they seem to be missing something — they aren’t life-changing and probably don’t make as big an impact as their organizers intend or want them to.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: spacenews.com

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