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Kai R

AddedMonday, January 20, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Do aerospace engineers build newer engines for space vehicles?
I'm a Freshman girl in the Engineering pathway in high school and i think i am interested in Aerospace engineering or mechanical engineering. I was wondering if Aerospace engineers work with building newer engines or power for space shuttles and/or rovers and such.
Related to Aeronautical/Aerospace , Work Environment
  • Anne Spence , University of Maryland Baltimore County
    Answered Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:03 PM
    Hi, Kai!
    Yes, aerospace engineers (as well as mechanical engineers) might work on building newer engines or power systems for space shuttles and/or rovers. AEs will probably do more with rocket engines or turbo-fan/turbo-prop/jet engines but MEs can play in that space as well. The lines are blurring on what constitutes an AE vs. a ME. The best news is that you think that both are cool! Either pathway will get you to where you want to be!
    
    Good luck!