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Do you have questions about what it’s like to be a Aerospace Engineer? Ask Professor James Flaten, and keep your eyes on Science Buzz for the answer!

"The Minnesota Space Grant Consortium aims to give people an appreciation for, and new questions about, living and working in space."

What's it like to orbit the Earth? What does it take to be an astronaut? It’s the sort of job kids dream about … but—like the stars themselves—rockets, space stations and zero-G are too distant to be anything but a dream. Right?

Nope! Scientists and educators like Professor James Flaten of the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium are here to help you learn how you can be a part of one of humanity’s greatest endeavors: the exploration of space!