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Is aerospace still a good career choice? High academic qualifications, creativity and quick-thinking problem solving skills are required to develop and build rockets and spacecraft. Yet, NASA, once the dream destination for generations of young engineers, currently buys services from commercial companies. ESA expects that by 2030 44% of its personnel will retire. As the so called space economy will attract professionals without STEM degrees, which task will be reserved for the elite?