Asgardia: Science and Technological Careers

Asgardia: Science and Technological Careers  

  By: Sheppard(Asgardian) on 23 December 2016, 6:15 p.m.

Within these two subjects, what careers do you deem necessary to the development of Asgardia? Before and after the construction of the space nation? Please be specific in writing out the job titles and descriptions.


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Re: Asgardia: Science and Technological Careers  

  By: Sylvain Rochon(Asgardian) on 30 December 2016, 12:55 p.m.

I believe to start, the station will need plenty of engineers just to get things started. I think a station and project of this magnitude shouldn't be based on novel research that is brand new an published in scientific literature but on solid, well proven, albeit advanced, principles and methods. So Asgardian scientists would work from Earth or come onto the station when it is ready to receive them many years after construction starts.

Engineers of all sorts will be needed for infrastructure. High tech engineers and programmers will also be in heavy use as well as the aerospace engineers needed to get the whole thing planned in the first place.

Need to start with the basic building blocks project-wise and work logically forward bringing in different experts as the project progresses according to a well thought out Master Plan.

Re: Asgardia: Science and Technological Careers  

  By: Ali Sky(Chapter Advocate) on 30 December 2016, 6:36 p.m.

It is definitely a great idea to have professionals from the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) community to play a leading role in shaping Asgardia. We should encourage many of our members who are experts in those field to contribute or give their opinion for the best plan of action for us to progress forward.

Re: Asgardia: Science and Technological Careers  

  By: WoefulZeus(Asgardian) on 5 January 2017, 10:43 p.m.

Fabricators, Machinists, Technicians and even Plumbers. Honestly people give Engineers to much credit. most of the engineering will be done before anything is shipped to space. In the real world it's your boots on the ground (in this case boots in the vacuum) that do 95% of the work and I don't think space will be any exception. With this in mind whole new job descriptions will be created, we will need specialized welders, computer technicians, mechanical technicians, environmental control technicians, and many more. I'm a I.T. specialist but I have done many jobs to get to where I am today. I have been a pilot, a construction worker (paid for pilot training), machinist, hobby engineer, computer programer, audio / video technician, server technician, computer helpdeck tech, electronic technician and telecom tech to name a few. In my years in the workforce I have seen many disciplines of thought, I have had my hands on things that some engineer drew up, but had no practical understanding of what he was engineering. Don't get me wrong. I am an engineer and I have nothing against them, I have to be one to do my job.

Re: Asgardia: Science and Technological Careers  

  By: ThomasBar(Asgardian) on 10 January 2017, 6:19 p.m.

Even though engineering is pretty important in the development phase, I agree with WoefulZeus, more manual skills will be needed than engineers - at least to overcome any unpredictable problems.