Perhaps you’ve been inspired by the kind of things that flight test engineers and experimental test pilots do. But for whatever reason, you can’t do that job or don’t want to. If that’s the case, here are 10 closely related fields of work in aerospace.
You could paint an amazing design on the world’s newest aircraft, for example. Or you could design paint that is resistant to the heat of re-entry for spacecraft.
Spacesuit design lets you create fashion that is out of this world.
Audio engineering is a hot field in aerospace–from the way we interact with the airplane or spacecraft to the way we hear things through our headsets.
We need a replacement for Tang…and airline food. Serve up a culinary masterpiece among the stars (i.e., in space).
There are a hundred different ways to engage as a writer in aerospace–from tech writer to journalist and everything in between. You can write the next chapter in a story that’s stranger than fiction.
Airplane mechanics work on the ground and in the air as flying crew chiefs. They are in extremely high demand.
Don’t just imagine your dreams–explore them, because we need you. The aerospace industry needs innovators. The flight test community is looking for the next Neil Armstrong, and that’s what this column is about, helping you take that next small step.
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