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The Nationwide Eclipse Ballooning Project offers many ways to grow your technical and non-technical skills in and beyond ballooning. Below are some of the careers and opportunities that may be of interest to you. If you think of others we should include here, please email us!

Science skills // Engineering skills // NASA jobs // Companies to consider // Government jobs

Science-specific skills

  • Scientist, engineer, or technician with a remote sensing company
  • Go on to graduate school to be prepared for a higher-level science or engineering job
  • General preparation for doing technical field work, mission/project design, teamwork, in many technical areas

Engineering-specific skills

NEBP promotes engineering teamwork that any organization will value. You may consider:

  • Engineer or technician with NASA’s Balloon Program Office or the associated Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility
  • Engineer or technician with a ballooning company like Space Perspectives
  • Scientist, engineer, or technician with any company that does space missions or other technical projects

Specific fields include:

  • Computer science – coding and software development
  • Computer Engineering – microcontroller  embedded software and development
  • Mechanical Engineering – design and test engineering positions
  • Electrical engineering – sensor development, design, calibration and test, PCB layout
  • Systems engineering – working in a team to troubleshoot and fix problems
  • Project engineering – keeping a team on task
  • Technical writing skills for manuals and procedures
  • Technical Education
  • Multidisciplinary experience
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • Quality Engineer

Companies to consider

NEBP real world experience can lead to opportunities many companies and organizations. Below are just a few:

  • Boeing
  • Los Alamos National Labs
  • Ballard Marine
  • Raytheon
  • Tesla
  • SpaceX
  • NASA Centers
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • World View
  • Space Perspectives
  • Lockheed
  • Micron
  • Texas Instruments
  • Analog Devices

Putting your skills to work for NASA

Just as NEBP is more than just ballooning, NASA is more than just astronauts, scientists and engineers. NASA also has IT specialists, human resources specialists, accountants, writers, technicians and many other kinds of people working together to break barriers to achieve the seemingly impossible. - https://www.nasa.gov/careers

Below are a few more of the careers available at NASA

  • historians
  • computer support technicians
  • project managers
  • artists
  • educators
  • human resource personnel
  • public relations managers
  • doctors and nurses
  • lawyers
  • photographers

USA Jobs: Jobs in the federal government

Check out USAJobs.gov for all the federal government positions

Look in particular at  Students and Recent Graduates

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