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With billionaires blasting off into space and the private space industry booming, the possibility of casually launching off into infinity (and beyond!) may actually be within our lifetime.
Plus, with this newfound travel sector, the demand for astronaut and space expert jobs is on the rise.
In a new report from the team at moveBuddha, they’ve uncovered the best cities with opportunities to launch a career in space travel, the best cities to potentially commute into work (and maybe commute into space?), and also the best cities for kids with dreams of sailing through the stars.
The analysis measures factors that are necessary for those dreaming of working in the space industry including education in STEM and indications of good health, plus adding in proximity to job opportunities including both NASA, SpaceX, and more. Their team provides a number of visualizations of their findings including a map of the best cities so you can easily see where in the US these jobs are concentrated.
An interesting note in the study: Despite one of NASA’s major hubs being in Houston and the recent arrival of SpaceX in the Lone Star State, Texas cities are surprisingly absent largely because of middle-of-the-road environmental health scores, educational access, and job proximity.