In this episode, Liz talks with Shelli Brunswick – The Space Advocate. Shelli Brunswick spent 29 years in the Air Force focusing on what she calls the “on Earth” jobs for the space program. She wasn’t quite sure what she would do when she retired, but her vast network paid off: she found the Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy organization offering a gateway to education, information, and collaboration for space exploration and space-inspired industries that define the global space ecosystem, where she is now COO.
On today’s show, Shelli shares her infectious enthusiasm for the booming career opportunities in space as well as why 2022 is going to be the best year yet for space exploration.
2:16 Why 2021 was a great year for space
3:06 And why 2022 will be even a better year for space
4:14 Joining the Air Force
6:57 Doing the “on Earth” jobs for the space program
10:16 Find the Space Foundation
11:32 Opportunities in the space industry
15:13 The importance of the Space Force
16:50 Everyday technology that is enabled by space exploration
You can learn more and connect with Shelli on her website or on LinkedIn. Learn more about the Space Foundation here.
If you enjoyed the podcast, please subscribe and share a review. Engage with more stories of those finding fulfillment in the third act of their lives on Liz Tinkham’s Third Act podcast at thirdactpodcast.com.