Space projects like the Apollo missions and the Hubble Space Telescope are great examples of BIG science. These large-scale projects are led by inter-disciplinary teams of scientists and technicians and the resulting impacts are felt for generations. In big science we learn from making mistakes, become inspired by awesome successes, and use these experiences to ask better questions.
Would you like to be an astronaut or work in the space industry? It takes all kinds of minds to make space travel and discovery possible. Everything from Aerospace Engineering (aka Rocket Science) and Astronomy (the study of the stars) to Art and Design, Computer Science, Botany, Geology, Nutrition, and Medicine can play a role in space.
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