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Since the Wright Brother’s inaugural flight at Kitty Hawk in 1903, aircraft have come a long way. Aeronautical engineers work on aircraft which operate within the Earth’s atmosphere, while Astronautical engineers deal with aircraft which operate outside the Earth’s atmosphere. The people who design, develop and air and space craft may be experts in a variety of disciplines, including aerodynamics, propulsion, thermodynamics, structures, acoustics, or guidance and control systems. Since their designs are responsible for the safety of both people and equipment, aeronautical and astronautical engineers must be highly skilled, and typically need advanced post-college education and training. Developing new technologies to compete in the defense and private aviation industries can be a challenging job. These engineers must be able to handle design deadlines and testing failures, while constantly finding innovative new solutions in a competitive environment. To perform these jobs well, you should have a strong sense of curiosity and willingness to constantly learn the latest technologies. If your imagination is captivated whenever you see a plane fly overhead, and you have an aptitude for problem-solving, this may be a rewarding career choice!

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