Want To Work At SpaceX? Here's Where You Should StudyBy Emily Marks, UniversityHerald Reporter
Elon Musk has a great plan for its space company, SpaceX. The CEO and founder will use this organization to send people to Mars.
Recently, the SpaceX founder revealed his plans about sending humans to Mars within 10 years. He has also unveiled the Interplanetary Transport System (ITS). Musk claimed that this plan can result to a city on Mars with 1 million people or more. Moreover, this could happen in less than a century.
Apparently, the SpaceX founder and CEO plans to create a gigantic rocket - one that is more comfortable and larger than the Saturn V, which sent humans to the moon. It is believed to go on orbit, be refueled using multiple launches, go to Mars, enter the planet's atmosphere using aerodynamic braking to slow down and land on its tail.
While there are a lot of skeptics on Elon Musk's seemingly impossible dream, it does sound quite exciting. If it does push through, it would certainly raise the bar for engineering and technology.
The massive Mars plan would also need a lot of people for its operation. If you want to work at SpaceX, a Quora thread has revealed which schools have had graduates who got a job in the space company.
It was found that the University of Southern California had the highest number of people who were able to work at SpaceX, with 134. The data is according to a LinkedIn query done by Quora member Sasha Ovsankin.
USC is followed by the University of California - Los Angeles, with 97, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (85), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (80) and Stanford University (80). Other universities such as Purdue, Georgia Institute of Technology, California State University, Cornell University and the University of Florida also have graduates working for Elon Musk's space company.
Another Quora member, Aaron Labajo, noted that renowned rocket engineer and engine designer Tom Mueller went to less popular schools Loyola Marymount University and the University of Idaho. Labajo emphasized on how talent accomplishment is vital in SpaceX's hiring process.