When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? For some, a police officer was their number one choice. For others, it was a lawyer. Others still wanted to be doctors. The most adventurous of us wanted to be astronauts, allowing us to explore the final frontier and go places where few others have gone.

But what percentage of people are actually doing that? Well, according to a recent study, although kids dream big, the majority don’t follow their dreams and get a career that they’ve always wanted. Is that a bad thing? Perhaps not, but with nearly 80% of people who didn’t “follow through on the career path of their six-year-old imaginations,” we think that now might be the time to revisit your childhood dreams.

Our Online Aeronautical Engineering Courses are the Answer

The same study from Mashable that we mentioned above goes on to note that those who do end up following their dreams and getting into the career that they’ve always dreamed about are much happier in general. They note that almost 90% of the people involved in the study who did follow their dreams “report high levels of job satisfaction.” That means that those who had big dreams also end up feeling incredibly fulfilled by their careers.

They also note that “becoming a doctor is a common dream career for kids of all ages, while pursuit of more ambitious jobs — like becoming an astronaut or a ballerina — tends to be a goal for kids under the age of seven.” For the people who may have given up on their childhood dreams, but have always still had an interest in understanding space, we have some good news. You don’t have to get your fill of space in movies like Interstellar or Arrival.

Although these movies are incredibly entertaining and allow our imaginations to run wild, they are the perfect spring boards to further your education. The team at TSTI offers engineering courses for people of all levels.

What Do You Want to Learn?

If you’re looking for Space 101, our Understanding Space course is available online and you can learn everything from the elements of a space mission to understanding orbits to communication and data handling to a brief history of space. It’s the perfect way to make yourself “space smart” and bring yourself up to speed, gaining some unique information and allowing you to relive your childhood dream. It’s an incredibly fun and interesting way to fall in love with the wonder of space all over again.

In this course, you’ll get 24 guided lectures that provide you with explorations on a number of different topics that also allows you to go more in-depth with learning modules. Best of all, our online course is self-paced, allowing you to learn on your own schedule and providing you with unlimited 24/7 access to everything you need. We’ll also provide you with feedback as you work your way through quizzes and study guides to get yourself up to speed.

Or perhaps you’re looking for a deeper dive into the world of space. Our Space 105 course offers up a unique approach to online courses, providing you with a one-on-one mentorship with one of our award winning instructors, ensuring that you get the information in a way that works best for you. This is a great way to make sure that you get the best understanding of space and ensure that your overview is comprehensive.

Take Things to the Next Level

We also offer courses on topics ranging from designing space missions and systems, human spaceflight mission analysis and design, and space mission operations. What that means for you is that no matter how much you want to learn, we offer programs for you at TSTI. Dive deep and gain the information you’ve always dreamed of having, knowing that you’re making the childhood version of yourself very happy.

Perhaps you’ll even gain a deep understanding of how wormholes work, traveling back in time to meet up with the six year old version of yourself to give him a high five. Okay, that may not be possible, but you’ll never know for sure until you take one of our courses, right?

At TSTI, our goal is to provide people with a level of education that’s simply unmatched and to present the information you need in a way that makes learning fun. When you take a class here, you’re actually learning from professional teachers who know how to take complex topics and make them easy to digest. It doesn’t hurt that we also literally wrote the books on space that you’ll be learning from in our space engineering courses.

Sign Up for Your Course Today

Feel free to learn more about us or go ahead and enroll in one of our online courses today! Our courses are ideal for those who love learning at their own pace or in the company of small groups, ensuring that you can work at your own speed or consult others to gain the unique insight that only comes from group discussion. Of course you can also seek out individualized help for topics that are difficult to grasp. At TSTI, we make it easy to get the education you’ve always dreamed of in the field of aerospace, astronautics, and more.

What are you waiting for? Make the childhood version of yourself proud by enrolling in an online course at TSTI today!