Aerospace engineering is the branch of engineering focused on the design, construction, and testing of aircraft and spacecraft. It applies the fascinating science behind the forces of nature and the physical properties of aircraft, rockets, and spacecraft.
Aerospace Engineering is broken into two major overlapping disciplines:
Aeronautical engineering (for vehicles that stay within Earth’s atmosphere)
Astronautical engineering (for vehicles that travel beyond Earth’s atmosphere).
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