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Careers Final ISP


Hannah Loewith

on 6 June 2013

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Transcript of Careers Final ISP

Career Studies Presentation
Final Exam
Hannah Loewith
Astronaut Description of an Astronaut

commanders serve as:
-Space Shuttle and International Space Station pilots
responsible for:
-mission success
-safety of flight Employment Benefits Federal Employees Vision Insurance Program
Federal Employees Dental Insurance Program
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
Federal Employees Group Life Insurance
Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program Holidays, Hours, Income holidays are often spent on board the space craft
typical hours (9-5) this is on land
in space job is 24/7
annual income begins $60,000
can earn up to $130,000 after first flight
some earn $250,000
increases with flights Environment Spacecraft
Length 184 feet
Orbiter: 122 feet
Height 57 feet
Wingspan 8 feet Modules
Height: 17.9 ft (5.5 m)
Width: 14.0 ft (4.3 m)
Depth: 13.3 ft (4.1 m)
Landing gear span: 29.75 ft (9.07 m)
Cockpit volume: 235 cu ft (6.7 m3) large warehouses
command center Size of Workforce between five to seven astronauts
smallest crew: two
largest: eight On Flight On Land 50 employees in mission control
3 teams working 9 hour shifts
technicians, scientists, IT specialists, publicists, biologists, doctors, make up large amount Skills Required A Most Important Skills learning to learn
flexibility and adaptability
strong writing skills
math and science skills Skills I Posses strong communicator
powerful writer
interest in field
confidence Skills for Improvement math skills
following orders Challenges and Rewards physically demanding
zero gravity
space travel
one of few
final frontier
experiencing the unknown
making discoveries Interest Factor undiscovered
few humans experience space travel
mysteries of the universe
seeing earth from new perspective
zero gravity
out of comfort zone
risk Negative Factors exceedingly elite
tough competition
years of training
expensive academically
gambling with life
health risks Space Engineering Post-Secondary Education York University Ryerson University McGill University 148 credits required
demanding courses
honours bachelor requires 5.0 GPA 7 scholarships available
offering a 'rocket club'
8 semesters required 500-1000 hours of research
undergrads offered paid internships with aerospace leaders
technological issues of spacecrafts examined McGill University Space Engineering hands on approach
works with real issues
tactical training
student opportunities
school of choice High School Prerequisites and Entrance Exams McGill University University English (ENG4U)
Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)
Chemistry (SCH4U)
Physics (SPH4U)
no entry exams Cost McGill University Tuition: 6,155.40
Society & other fees: 504.68
Student Services/Athletics & Recreation: 507.00
Registration/Transcripts & Diploma/General Administrative Charges: 295.80
Copyright Fee: 24.90
Information Technology Charge: 210.30
SSMU Health & Dental Insurance*: 220.00
Total Fees: 7,918.08 Length of Program McGill University ten semesters
140 credits
eight years After Post Secondary Canadian Space Agency no internships required
entrance exams
high GPA
additional training necessary Occupational Availability availability limited in Canada
not a high demand
NASA reducing size and spending
international demand
Russia huge space program Job Demographic elite force
highest ranking students taken on
age range 24-46
average age 34 Advancement Opportunities few and far between
honour is enough
start in training and work toward flight
advancement in office and mission control jobs To Conclude thrilling and challenging career choice
interesting work environment
possible scientific discoveries
new perspective Fin B
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