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A book to tell the story of the space aspirations of a rising generation.
38 backers pledged $2,645 to help bring this project to life.

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Stretch Goal: $2,000

Thanks to your overwhelming support, I've reached my stretch goal: an audiobook! With this support, I will be able to afford the resources and time needed to record an audiobook and make it available on Audible and elsewhere. Thank you for helping me make this book accessible to listeners!

What's This Book About

The millennial generation is taking on the space sector and changing the world.

What is the millennial generation working towards in space? What scientific discoveries and new frontiers do millennials hope to unearth? What challenges, struggles, tools, and perspectives do millennials bring to the workplace? In short, what are they thinking? 

I'm first-time author Laura Forczyk, a scientist and analyst in the space sector. Almost thee years in the making, Rise of the Space Age Millennials features voices of those born in the 1980s and 1990s who work or want to work in the space sector.  I interviewed 100 students and young professionals to gauge their opinions, work styles, and perspectives on careers and progress in space.

Who This Book is For

To my fellow millennials, these are your stories. You are not invisible. I see you. Many of the experiences and perspectives in this book will be familiar to you. You may be working towards the same lofty goals. You may read similar struggles and challenges to yours. You may find inspiration from your generational peers. At the very least, you will know you are not alone. This book was inspired by you and written for you.

To my non-millennial readers, this book will offer you a fair representation of your millennial colleagues. Many of you are puzzled by these ambitious young employees who switch jobs frequently, strive for promotions and more responsibility, occasionally struggle with the basics of adult living, and even seem to have their own language. My goal is that this book will provide you with a fresh perspective and renewed hope for the future of the space sector in the hands of the next generation.

Why This Kickstarter

If you wish to preorder Rise of the Space Age Millennials, you can do so on Amazon soon. To get extra perks, stay on this page. Supporting this Kickstarter campaign is supporting this project. There are many expenses that need to be paid for upfront, including art, editing, formatting, and publishing. 

What You'll Get

By supporting this project on Kickstarter, you get rewards such as:being thanked by name in the book, a personalized autographed book, my consulting services, and even an opportunity for me to come to your event to give a talk and book signing. 

About Me

I'm a small business owner consulting in space science, space industry, and space policy. I hold bachelor's and master's degrees in astrophysics and conducted doctoral studies in planetary science. I also provide space career coaching for students, recent graduates, and mid-career professionals. 

Thank you for reading, and thank you for supporting Rise of the Space Age Millennials.

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Risks and challenges

Once the book is released, please give me a little time to receive the physical books from Amazon, sign them, and ship them to you. For those pledging to receive a consulting phone call or email consulting services, depending on how many backers there are at this level, I may find it challenging to start you all immediately and may need a couple weeks of scheduling with you. For backers of the highest reward level, please work with me so we can schedule travel at least a couple months ahead of a talk and book signing event.

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