Today the private company Space X launched a rocket that will carry a capsule with cargo for the International Space Station. This capsule, the Dragon, will be the first commercial, unmanned vehicle to bring cargo to the Space Station and return to Earth with additional cargo from the Space Station.
This is the latest example of a growing international list of opportunities for anyone with a strong science background. As private companies begin to offer services that were once limited to the government, many fields are going to explode.
These are exciting times to be learning science. Study hard!