The Space Report for Education
The Space Report, the definitive overview of major global space developments, is a valuable tool for educators and students, especially at the university level.
The Space Report includes highlights from all space sectors - from defense to exploration - and illustrates how space activity affects people around the world.
The book provides a wealth of information on global space budgets, revenues and industry performance tracked by the Space Foundation Indexes, as well as detailed explanations of space programs, products and infrastructure from around the world.
This valuable report is available both in print and as a PDF.
Content Highlights for 2013
- Analysis of the global space economy in 2012, showing a global total of $304.31 billion in commercial revenue and government budgets, an increase of 6.7 percent from 2011
- Greater insight into government budgets around the world, and discussion of differing worldwide patterns of budget growth or reductions
- Information on global launch capabilities, successes and failures in 2012
- Comparisons of trends in the U.S. space workforce to overall U.S. workforce trends, as well as to trends in Europe and Japan
- Analysis of common topics and different approaches in national space policies developed in recent years
- Discussion of technology transfer efforts by space agencies in the United States, Europe, Japan and India and new metrics to track technology transfer
- First-time data on workforce size for a number of international space agencies
Use The Space Report in Class
There are multiple ways to integrate The Space Report into coursework. We can negotiate site license fees and/or discounts for a large number of students and we can work with college/university bookstores to ensure that students can purchase copies if you opt to use The Space Report as a textbook. We also sell older versions of the The Space Report at discounted rates providing a more economical way to integrate this valuable tool into your curriculum.
You may also want to purchase copies of The Space Report for your favorite libraries or schools. Contact us at TheSpaceReport@SpaceFoundation.org to discuss details, including shipping your order directly to a library or school.
Information About Education
The Space Report includes indepth information on developments at the primary, secondary and university levels of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, comparing the United States to other major spacefaring nations.
For example, based on predictions from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the numbers of aerospace engineers, astronomers and atmospheric scientists working in the United States are all expected to grow in the coming years.
The Space Report 2013 includes data on interest in science careers among 15-year-olds in a variety of nations, and shows that the number of science and engineering degrees granted around the world continues to rise, with China increasing most rapidly.