Behind SpaceForTrades is the dream of seeing more of humanity living and working in space –more than just a select group of scientists, engineers, and test pilots– and to see it happen sooner rather than later.
Skilled trades are the applied force of science, business, arts, and humanities. They make up a significant portion, if not the majority, of all occupations globally, bringing goods, services, creative solutions, and value to our world. From welders, plumbers, and electricians, to culinary artists, cosmetologists, designers and technicians in all industries (to name just a few examples) you’d be hard pressed to find an aspect of your daily life that doesn’t require or benefit from a tradesperson.
This demographic represents a vast cross-section of human diversity in its skills, experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives. Until we incorporate much, much more of that, it will be difficult to consider our off-world activities as truly representing Humanity.
Dreams without clear goals remain dreams.