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What does a technical or aerospace job involve?

Posted by: Texan - Sun Jun 27, 2004 9:14 pm
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Post    Posted on: Wed Jun 30, 2004 12:48 pm
"we nearly had a teacher in orbit" --->......

Anyway...

Yes I know Lawyers will not be needed IN space very fast compared to engineers etc, but they will need someone to fill out the paperwork for getting licenes etc. And technical knowledge might be useful if I have to defend them after they have a crash.


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Post    Posted on: Wed Jun 30, 2004 1:43 pm
Texan wrote:
Yes I know Lawyers will not be needed IN space very fast compared to engineers etc, but they will need someone to fill out the paperwork for getting licenes etc. And technical knowledge might be useful if I have to defend them after they have a crash.

Why would it be necessary to have the lawyer in space? Dude, do you want to be a lawyer in space? Think of the jokes ...

Q. What do you call the first lawyer in a total vacuum?
A. A step in the right direction.

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Post    Posted on: Wed Jun 30, 2004 2:10 pm
I just said I did not think it would be necessary to have the lawyer in space....

Not till colonization is really in progress...


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Post    Posted on: Wed Jun 30, 2004 2:49 pm
Ok, my bad ... you just seemed to be heading in that direction as an option for getting ... you know ... "up there" as soon as possible. :)

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Post    Posted on: Wed Jun 30, 2004 9:36 pm
A lawyer might get into a position in a space company which would allow him to get into space.

I mean they might need someone other than an engineer or physicist to deal with some aspect of the colony.

If they needed a non technical person they would probably not care too much what they had their degree in, so long as they were not going to make an idiot out of themselves and understood the goals of the colony etc etc

hmmm..... idiots eah..... http://www.pagetutor.com/idiot/idiot.html


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Post    Posted on: Wed Jun 30, 2004 9:58 pm
that link is fine, but if you google "idiot" don't click on the second link---the one that says "You are an idiot" I just had to shut my computer off because of that link... it kept playing the sound que "you are an idiot" and sending poppups--- hundreds of identical popups while playing that sound que.....


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Post    Posted on: Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:40 am
Texan,

You seem to have your heart set on being a lawyer. Follow your dreams. Just keep in mind it would not be remotely close to an optimal way to get into space. In general, the aerospace community is not overly fond of lawyers. Just take a look at how the small plane industry was choked off by liability lawsuits and you get the picture. As a lawyer working for an aerospace firm, your status would not be very high. If you do become a lawyer, remember to be one of the good guys, not a "check the ethics at the door" opportunist.


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Post    Posted on: Fri Jul 02, 2004 1:56 pm
All this I know...

but given my lack of aptitude for any "good" way to get into space, I should just follow my aptitude


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Post    Posted on: Fri Jul 02, 2004 7:11 pm
What does it take to be an astronomer?

(not neccasary as a way to get into space)


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Post    Posted on: Sat Jul 03, 2004 3:08 am
Math, Math, and more Math?


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Post    Posted on: Sat Jul 03, 2004 2:10 pm
yes

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Post    Posted on: Sun Jul 04, 2004 7:32 am
After thinking about it some more, I've concluded practicing law wouldn't be a bad way to contribute to the new space age. Are you interested in Space Law? (google it if you haven't already.) Sure, your fellow law school students might consider you a bit odd, but if the dawn of the commercial space age is truly here, you would be aptly positioned to take advantage of a growing industry. Also, whether they know it or not (yet), space firms will need some darn good legal representation to keep the ambulance chasers at bay and protect their investments. Save their bacon in court, and it's bound to translate into a courtesy space flight sooner or later.


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Post    Posted on: Sun Jul 04, 2004 3:22 pm
Yea, that is what I was thinking. Your post "you would be aptly positioned to take advantage of a growing industry" made me think of this article---

http://www.lewrockwell.com/north/north102.html


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Post    Posted on: Sat Jul 17, 2004 10:09 am
Hello, Texan,

searching for quite other post I read this discussion and perhaps my thoughts provide advices you are looking for.

I am an Economist working in an commercial informatics department of a private enterprise of 1500 employees. When I entered the firm 16 years ago only a few lawyers were needed in Electronic Data Processing. But since the internet and the world wide web matured to commercial relevance there seems to be a lack of layers in EDP - at least in Germany.

So it may be probable, that in ten or fifteen years there will be a lack of lawyers in priavte apce travels, provate space industry, private sppacecraft produkction an what ever might be private in space too.

It doesn't matter how the situation is NOW - No or only little requirement of lawyers concerning space NOW means a chance for you, to provide a coming career as a "space lawyer" ten or fifteen years in future.

Look over all the posts in this message boards analyzing, examining and checking them for possibly jurisprudential aspects - however small they may be - and work them out by thoughts and ideas coming to your mind. The coming five years passing by you might have assembled a folder containing a hundred sides. You might evolve a concept of that all early by detection of connections between randomly coming ideas and thoughts.

Additionaly keep searching journals, newspapers and the web for cases concerning space, spacecrafts, launches, missions, rockets, sattelits and evrything else that has to do with space and collect it all too.

As the private space sector increases the number of cases concerning this sector will increase more than proportionally by the nature of such private sectors itself I suppose.

The best points to evolve the first ideas are general considerations - i have in mind this moment the posts concerning private property rights and public property rights. They are to be found under "Regulation of Space Travel" but in other parts of this message board you may find them too.

What about that?



Dipl.-Volkswirt (bdvb) Augustin (Political Economist)


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Post    Posted on: Sun Jul 18, 2004 12:49 am
Texan: advanced mathematics (from Calculus on up) is basically logic that is used to manipulate numbers, rather than the rote memorization practiced in lower math (from pre-cal and trigonometry on down). So if you're any good at law (which is logic that is used to manipulate words), you'd also likely be pretty good at upper math (assuming you can find a good math teacher that can instruct you in the right way for you -- which might be rather hard). Just a sidenote.

Also, if you manage to prove yourself a decent "people person", leader, and manager, you *might* be able to secure yourself a position in a colony, especially with a Space Law degree -- an orbital resort casino (an ideal proposition, as there are no vice laws in space) will have need of a good lawyer to keep the United Nations off its back.

And if all else fails, you can win a few good cases and try to pay your way in.

Good one, Dr_Keith_H.

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