The National Air and Space Museum’s location in Washington, D.C., is getting more than a physical update. The museum plans to place new emphasis on the people who defied racial and gender biases to break new ground in the aerospace field. It is a matter of justice, and much more. Director Ellen Stofan explains.
Veteran aerospace engineers in the U.S. are retiring, and employment data shows that the workforce is contracting. The U.S. remains the global leader in aerospace goods and services, and yet the numbers are concerning. Aerospace expert Amir S. Gohardani researched the workforce problem and offers some advice for how corporations and policymakers should address it.
You’ve heard of the book “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.” It’s a tongue-in-cheek title, but one that strikes a chord and perhaps helps us understand each other. Planetary scientist Ralph D. Lorenz went searching for an analog of his own to describe scientists and engineers. This is what he came up with.