Manages space flight planning, training, mission control, and other activities involved in launching and recovering spacecraft. May be an astronaut.
This career is part of the Government and Public Administration cluster National Security pathway.
A person in this career:
- Manages activities of the flight control facility, including mission planning and training.
- Manages operation of guidance, navigation, and propulsion systems for ground and space vehicles.
- Develops space flight simulation exercises to train astronauts.
- Plans space stations.
- Directs space center launch and recovery activities.
- Commands and pilots space shuttles.
- Performs in-orbit tasks and experiments aboard spacecraft.
- Monitors foreign space flights and missile launches.