In state-of-the-art production facilities, newly established headquarters, and even the sky above, world-class astronautics enterprises are converging on the Long Beach region. Capitalizing on the foundations of the aerospace industry and the skilled and diverse talent produced by CSULB, this intersection of city, industry, and university has been dubbed Space Beach.
The booming space industry echoes the post-World War II aerospace boom, when CSULB, the U.S. military, and private companies forged lasting partnerships to develop a highly skilled local workforce and shape the fortunes of the first space race.
In the intervening decades, CSULB has remained a partner of aerospace industry leaders and a cornerstone of bold initiatives that have presaged the Space Beach enterprise. Through immersive co-curriculars and workforce pipelines, innovative research, and enduring public and private collaboration, CSULB students, faculty and alumni are again driving progress in one of the world’s most inspiring and imperative endeavors.