Angela, Organization/City asked Summer Wagner, NASA Johnson Space Center - JETS Contract AddedFriday, May 10, 2013 at 5:51 PM What do you do as an aeronautical engineer? I am looking at going back to school for engineering. I just do not know what type I want to go for. As an aeronautical or astronautical engineer what is it that you do on a day to day basis? Related to Aeronautical/Aerospace , Internships & Jobs Reset Sort By Default Zahra Khan , Massachusetts Institute of Technology Answered Friday, May 10, 2013 at 5:51 PM Angela, Aerospace engineers usually work in designing aircraft or spacecraft and related systems. On a day to day basis, it really depends on a particular job. Some work in hands-on jobs that involve setting up experiments and testing different components. Some work in design which involves a lot of creative thinking and doing lots of analysis, running simulations etc. Others, like myself, work in areas such as space system engineering, which is a discipline that ties all the different parts of a space system together. So I spend a lot of time writing requirements, talking to people working on different aspects of the project.