Submit an answer 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 Reset Sort By Default 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!