AIAA introduces students to Discovery during the Welcome Ceremony at the National Air & Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
The 2012 Mars Rover Celebration at the University of Houston
Students at the AIAA booth at the USA Science and Engineering Festival
AIAA NCS member Walter Hussey explains principles of flight to students at the USA Science and Engineering Festival
AIAA NCS member demonstrates space suit gloves to a future astronaut
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What is Aerospace Engineering?
Aerospace engineering is the branch of engineering focused on the design, construction, and testing of aircraft and spacecraft. It is broken into two major overlapping disciplines: aeronautical engineering (for vehicles that stay within Earth’s atmosphere) and astronautical engineering (for vehicles that travel beyond Earth’s atmosphere). Aerospace engineering applies the fascinating science behind the forces of nature and the physical properties of aircraft, rockets, and spacecraft. Visit www.askpolaris.org for a video describing aerospace engineering.
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