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TRENDING List of Famous Aerospace Engineers

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List of famous aerospace engineers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top aerospace engineers in the world? This includes the most prominent aerospace engineers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable aerospace engineers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic aerospace engineers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned aerospace engineers.

The list you're viewing contains people like Samuel Pierpont Langley and Glenn Curtiss. Featuring aeronautic engineers and more, this list has it all. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known aerospace engineers to the lesser known aerospace engineers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the aerospace engineer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous aerospace engineers ever?" and "What are the names of famous aerospace engineers?" then you're in the right place. 
Elon Musk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Aerospace Engineers
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Elon Reeve Musk is a South African-born, Canadian-American entrepreneur, engineer, inventor and investor. He is the CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and chief product architect of Tesla Motors, and chairman of SolarCity. He is the founder of SpaceX and a cofounder of Paypal, Inc., Tesla Motors, and Zip2. ...more

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Age: 45

Birthplace: South Africa, Pretoria

Profession: Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur, Film Producer Inventor, + more

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Wernher von Braun is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Aerospace Engineers
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Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun was a German and later American aerospace engineer and space architect, but made his greatest contributions as an aerospace program manager. He was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany and the United States and is ...more

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Age: Died at 65 (1912-1977)

Birthplace: Wyrzysk, Poland

Profession: Physicist, Scientist, Aerospace Engineer, Rocket scientist Writer

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#80 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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Alexander P. de Seversky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Aerospace Engineers
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Alexander Nikolaievich Prokofiev de Seversky was a Russian-American aviation pioneer, inventor, and influential advocate of strategic air power. ...more

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Age: Died at 80 (1894-1974)

Birthplace: Eastern Europe, North Caucasus, Europe, Caucasus Tbilisi, + more

Profession: Pilot, Businessperson, Inventor, Aerospace Engineer Author, + more

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Robert H. Goddard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Aerospace Engineers
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Robert Hutchings Goddard was an American engineer, professor, physicist, and inventor who is credited with creating and building the world's first liquid-fueled rocket, which he successfully launched on March 16, 1926. Goddard and his team launched 34 rockets between 1926 and 1941, achieving ...more

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Age: Died at 63 (1882-1945)

Birthplace: Area code 774, United States of America, United States, with Territories Area code 508, + more

Profession: Physicist, Professor, Inventor, Scientist Aerospace Engineer

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Stephen Frick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Aerospace Engineers
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Stephen Nathaniel Frick is an American astronaut and a veteran of two Space Shuttle missions. Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Frick graduated from Pine-Richland High School in 1982, earned a degree in aerospace engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 1986, was commissioned as a ...more

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Age: 51

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Astronaut, Aerospace Engineer, Engineer

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Samuel Pierpont Langley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Aerospace Engineers
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Samuel Pierpont Langley was an American astronomer, physicist, inventor of the bolometer and pioneer of aviation. He attended Boston Latin School, graduated from English High School of Boston, was an assistant in the Harvard College Observatory, then moved to a job ostensibly as a professor of ...more

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Age: Died at 72 (1834-1906)

Birthplace: Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Physicist, Inventor, Aerospace Engineer, Aviation Astronomer, + more

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Igor Sikorsky is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Aerospace Engineers
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Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky, was a Russian American aviation pioneer in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. He designed and flew the world's first multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft, the Russky Vityaz in 1913, and the first airliner, Ilya Muromets, in 1914. After immigrating to the United States in ...more

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Age: Died at 83 (1889-1972)

Birthplace: Kiev, Ukrainian SSR

Profession: Inventor, Aerospace Engineer, Aircraft designer, Engineer

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Glenn Curtiss is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Aerospace Engineers
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Glenn Hammond Curtiss was an American aviation pioneer and a founder of the U.S. aircraft industry. He began his career as a bicycle racer and builder before moving on to motorcycles. As early as 1904, he began to manufacture engines for airships. In 1908 Curtiss joined the Aerial Experiment ...more

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Age: Died at 52 (1878-1930)

Birthplace: Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, United States with Territories, + more

Profession: Pilot, Inventor, Aerospace Engineer, Engineer

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