Everything Astronomy Episode #013: Victoria Carter-Cortez
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Victoria Carter-Cortez's Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cartercortez/
PWC Website: https://www.pwc.fr/en/industrie/secteur-spatial.html
Main Trends and Challenges of the Space Sector: https://www.pwc.fr/fr/assets/files/pdf/2020/12/en-france-pwc-main-trends-and-challenges-in-the-space-sector.pdf
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0:30 Becoming a consultant as a physics undergraduate
5:32 The general pathway into space consulting (common majors)
6:42 The impact of having a background in physics within consulting
9:43 The learning curve of not having the common business/political science background in consulting
10:49 Skills needed to succeed within consulting
12:58 The levels of the space sector
14:26 The growth of space consulting as a field
16:48 Her current work within the space consulting
18:42 How the advancement of technology has grown the space industry
20:26 Advice for groups/countries wanting to get into the space industry
22:26 Will we ever hit a point where humans are not needed in space?
26:04 The use of data when consulting/the role of being a consultant within work
31:46 Day to day work life at PwC
34:42 How do you keep up with new developments within sectors as a consultant?
37:43 General impact of large scale projects (U.S planning on going back to the moon)
40:10 How the space economy will continue to grow
42:18 What specific sector within the space industry will see significant growth?
45:03 The possibility of a Martian economy interacting with Earth’s economy
45:53 How other industries affect the space industry
48:13 How the continued growth of education will affect the space industry
50:23 How the development of new projects will continue to shape the space industry
53:46 What impact will rivalries between companies/countries have on the space industry
55:56 Where is the uptick in interest for space coming from?
58:54 Is the space industries growth “real” or is it just trending
1:01:55 Looking forward (career and industry)