Over the past few years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has collected data that tells us the field of aerospace is in decline. It's by 2% from now until 2024 but a decline is a decline. The reasoning provided is that more and more aircraft are being taken off the line, as we are 50 years from aerospace's Golden Age, but aren't there engineers to create the new planes, the new engines? How can aerospace be in decline when we still need planes to take us places? Innovation is essential in every field. You can't fly the same airplanes forever. (like north korea.. ehemp) Aerospace shouldn't be declining! It should be growing! This is the same field that takes spacecraft into space. Shouldnt space exploration mean anything? Aerospace and Aeronautics are both an essential part of our planet's future and the fact that mroe and more businesses have stopped their space missions is almost unacceptable.