"A Must Read for any student or job seeker interested in space"

Winner: Benjamin Franklin Award for best career book


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ISBN: 978-1-887022-20-0
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    Name Max Stolack
    Organization Pratt & Whitney
    Job Title Project Engineer, Launch Vehicles
    Location: West Palm Beach, FL
    Responsibilities: Our group is responsible for coordinating the activities of several departments involved with the manufacture, assembly, and test of experimental jet and rocket engines. One of our main responsibilities is troubleshooting problems so that the engine is built and tested properly, and is on-time and on-budget.
    Degrees/School B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Career Path Originally, I thought about a career in robotics but shifted to rocket propulsion and composite materials in my junior year. No direct job opportunity in space presented itself so I took a job working on jet engines before transferring internally to develop rocket engines for spaceflight.
    Why Space? The thing I like best about the space industry is that you can see the big picture. When we take our engine to the test range and watch it work, we can see the results of our labor.
    Words of Wisdom Do not be afraid of changing jobs or careers. Space is made up of a whole range of organizations, big and small, private and government. Each person will find a different level of happiness in a different type of organization.





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