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Year: 2014
The space workforce has largely continued trends from previous years, with the United States civil workforce declining for the seventh year in a row, reaching a new ten-year low in 2013, while Europe continued its steady growth. Japan saw a slight decrease from 2012 to 2013, but the trend over the...
Year: 2013
Trends in the global space workforce continue to be mixed, with the U.S. space workforce contracting for the sixth year in a row while space workforces in Japan and Europe saw further increases.
Year: 2012
The hundreds of thousands of talented individuals working in the global space industry are critical to its overall success and future growth. The trends in space employment and education provide an indicator of the health of the industry, showing growth or decline not only in the current workforce,...
Year: 2010
The activities and infrastructure that comprise the global space economy rely on a workforce of hundreds of thousands of professionals around the world. Although the U.S. workforce decreased by about ##% in 2009, the available data demonstrates that over the long term, space employment levels have...
Year: 2009
Investment in space creates measurable benefits that flow across a wide spectrum of economic activity. The greatest investment that the space industry can make is in its people. The global space economy creates high-paying jobs and also stimulates demand for products and services in industries not...
Year: 2008
Country: United States
According to the most recent study by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation, conducted in 2006, the estimated direct value of the goods and services produced by the U.S. commercial space transportation sector was approximately $## billion.
Year: 2007
Country: United States
The U.S. space industry draws on the expertise of more than a quarter of a million Americans across the country who directly contribute to the economic health of the national economy, many state economies, and local communities.

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