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Hi Mehak! Thanks for the question.
While many people think that you have to be an engineer or scientist, and study primarily “STEM” topics to be involved in the space industry, that’s only part of the puzzle these days! Yes, technical knowledge is quite helpful for a career building rockets, spacecraft, and deep space probes, and if you’re interested in those areas, exploring STEM fields is key. I do, myself, have a physics and technical background–knowledge that I cherish and use in many ways for the Space Exploration Initiative. But these days, we also need space lawyers, space designers, space doctors, space chefs and more–the people who will help us flesh out the diversity of human life in space. This means that many people, with many different interests, can bring their talents to the space domain! So, study what you’re passionate about, or if you’re still finding that passion, what you’re curious about!