Hi, I've been offered a place at Durham to study general engineering and plan on converting it into aeronautical or mechanical in 3rd & 4th year. My question is would it be possible to get a job at NASA or any kind of space agency etc. I like the idea of designing or testing rockets/space probes/satellites that will advance astronomy and astrophysics etc since I also have a keen interest in this. (I say NASA since I can only speak english and I'm sure ESA (European Space Agency) would have too much of a language barrier for me). Any feedback welcomed.
How easy is it to get a job at NASA? watch
- Thread Starter
- 16-03-2011 20:42
- 06-04-2011 22:45
Well - NASA what you'd call world class - so the very top people from the very top universities compete against each other to get to work there.
Basically if you are in Durham that's a start but you'd need to expect to get a first in pretty much every course that you do and have great references for going the extra mile from two or three professors. You should certainly try to get job placements in the space industry every summer so you get relevant experience (believe it or not there are 70,000 people working in the space industry in the UK http://www.ukspace.org/).
- 06-04-2011 22:49
I'm sure I heard somewhere that you could only work for NASA if you were an American citizen but I may be wrong.