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

Complete items 1-10 in any order as you explore the center.

1 Robonaut
International Space Station Gallery
2 Conrad's Apollo 12 suit
Astronaut Gallery
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3 RS-25 engine
Mission Mars
4 Saturn V rocket
Rocket Park
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5 Lunar module LTA-8
Main Plaza
6 Flown Gemini spacecraft
Starship Gallery

The Gemini V mission was first time an American crewed space mission held the world record for duration. It was also the first mission to have a patch.

7 Apollo 17 spacecraft
Starship Gallery
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8 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA)
Independence Plaza
9 Kiker’s SCA model
Independence Plaza
10 SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket
Near Independence Plaza

Submit your completed mission checklist to get your badge.

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