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    Role of the current young generation within the space exploration sector

    Calzada-Diaz, Abigail and Dayas-Codina, M. and MacArthur, Jane L. and Bielicki, D.M. (2014) Role of the current young generation within the space exploration sector. Space Policy 30 (3B), pp. 178-182. ISSN 0265-9646.

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    The space sector gathers together people from a variety of fields who work in the industry on different levels and with different expertise. What is often forgotten is the impact and role of the current young generation. Their engagement is of great importance as undeniably today's young ‘space generation’ will be defining the direction of future space exploration. Today's vision of future human and robotic space exploration has been set out in the Global Exploration Roadmap (GER). This focuses on sustainable, affordable and productive long-term goals. The strategy begins with the International Space Station (ISS) and then expands human presence into the solar system, including a human mission to Mars. This paper presents a general overview of the role of today's youth within the space exploration sector and the challenges to overcome. To complete this perspective, we present results from a survey made among students and young professionals about their levels of awareness of the GER. The respondents presented their opinion about current aspects of the GER and prioritised the GER's objectives. It is hoped that the paper will bring a new perspective into the GER and a contribution to the current GER strategy.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Youth, Space exploration, Space Generation Advisory Council
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Natural Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2014 12:32
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:13


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