A Beginner's Guide to Life in the Space AgeSatisfaction:
Humanity is on an astronomical trajectory and according to aerospace professional and popular science communicator Kellie Gerardi, that future doesn’t rest solely on the shoulders of rocket scientists. Gerardi’s non-traditional path in the space industry shows us that humanity’s next giant leap will require the contributions of artists, engineers, and everyone in between. Gerardi takes us on a tour of this unique window in history and offers encouragement and advice for anyone who has ever dreamed of the stars and galaxies far, far away.Ever wondered what it might be like to work in the space industry? In this candid guide, Gerardi offers an inside look into the commercial spaceflight industry and all those working to tee up a golden age of spaceflight, redefining the “right stuff” along the way. Whether you have a space background or are just looking to learn about the exciting future that awaits us, Not Necessarily Rocket Science confirms that there’s a place for anyone who is passionate about space exploration.Ready to contribute to humanity’s next giant leap? With a mission to democratize access to space and expand humanity’s footprint in the solar system, Kellie offers a front-row seat to the final frontier. From her adventures working at a spaceport, training for Mars, testing spacesuits in microgravity, and building a massive SciComm platform, this unique handbook provides inspiration and guidance for aspiring astronauts everywhere to make the most of life in the Space Age.