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In 2014, four space startups existed in India. In less than a decade, that number increased to 142, according to Goswami.
The PwC study showed the lunar economy could be worth as much as $100 billion by 2040.
Scotland increasingly sees its future in orbit, with the Scottish Parliament planning to more than double its space workforce to 20,000 workers by 2030.
At two-year post-secondary schools, the number of students studying manufacturing and technical trades hasn’t bounced back to pre-pandemic levels, with engineering fields taking the biggest hit.
Low unemployment in the United States and an uptick in domestic manufacturing across sectors have driven up demand for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills across the U.S. industrial base.
But in the bustling Denver market, where overall unemployment hovers near 3%, demand for manufacturing workers is at a 10-year high.
Activity is picking up again in 2023 as Virgin Galactic completed its first tourist flights, and after posting the results of its investigation in March, Blue Origin expects to return to flight soon.
The most significant human spaceflight trend in recent years has been a shift to focus on diversification.
Public astronauts typically complete multiple missions in space over their careers — 65% have two or more flights compared to only 9% of private space travelers. Retired NASA astronaut Frederick “CJ” Sturckow remains the only person to have visited space eight times.
In more recent years, commercial spaceflight operators have led another wave of new activity, this time targeting private astronauts and tourists primarily taking suborbital trips to space.