Engineers are the inventors who make the rockets and tools that make the mission possible.
NASA engineers are turning dreams into reality. From designing the most powerful rockets intended for deep space exploration to building instruments that can sniff out water on Mars, NASA engineers are pioneering new ways to discover the universe. NASA's work is also making a difference closer to home. They are developing cutting-edge technologies in alternative propulsion and supersonic flight to transform the future of aviation, right here on Earth.
Engineers are problem solvers and innovators who channel ingenuity to make the impossible happen. NASA engineers have a genuine curiosity for how things work and a desire to solve unique problems that no one else in the world has been able to solve.
To tackle a variety of diverse missions, NASA hires 20 different types of engineers; the most common fields are aerospace, general, and computer engineers.
Engineer Mission Checklist
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