What is Aerospace Engineering?
Aerospace engineering is branch of engineering which deals with flying vehicles operating within and outside of the earth’s atmosphere. Aeronautical Engineering is sub branch of aerospace engineering concerned with flying vehicles operating within the Earth’s atmosphere only.
Who is an Aerospace Engineer?
An Aerospace engineer works on aircrafts, helicopters. They can also work on rockets, missiles, space station, space-shuttle, lunar or interplanetary probes and more. They apply science and engineering principles to the design, development, and implementation of systems or vehicles that travel above the surface of the earth. The vehicles may include a variety of aircraft and spacecraft such as low-speed propeller-powered aircraft, high-speed jet-powered aircraft, remotely piloted vehicles, micro air vehicles, hovercraft, and helicopters, along with space related vehicles and systems that include rockets, spacecraft, space stations, planetary rovers and various specialty equipment such as heat shields, and other protective and deployment devices. The design of these vehicles and systems is both difficult and challenging because they must operate reliably and efficiently in harsh environments. Aerospace Engineering is intimately involved in the design, manufacture, control, and operation of these systems coupled with a consideration of environmental, economical, ethical, and social issues.