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Challenge 7: Shielding Satellites


aerospace engineer

designs machines that can fly, including

aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. Most aerospace

engineers work for the aircraft industry or government agencies,

such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

or national defense agencies.


materials scientist

studies the physical and chemical

structure and properties of different materials, such as metals,

plastics, glass, ceramics, and textiles. They research ways to

improve materials or create new materials. Materials scientists

usually work in a laboratory and can find work in many different

industries where products are made.


computer programmer

designs, writes (i.e., codes), and

troubleshoots computer programs (also known as software).

Computer programmers can work in almost any industry.

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