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List of notable or famous aerospace engineers from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top aerospace engineers born in the United States and even some popular aerospace engineers who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American aerospace engineers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These aerospace engineers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known aerospace engineer from the United States is included when available.

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Abe Silverstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from the United States
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Abraham "Abe" Silverstein was an American engineer who played an important part in the United States space program. He was a longtime manager at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and its predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. He was instrumental in the planning of the Apollo, Ranger, Mariner, Surveyor, and Voyager missions. ...more

Age: Died at 93 (1908-2001)

Birthplace: Terre Haute, Indiana, United States of America

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Adolf Busemann is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from the United States
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Adolph Busemann was a German aerospace engineer and influential Nazi-era pioneer in aerodynamics, specialising in supersonic airflows. He introduced the concept of swept wings, and after immigrating in 1947 to the United States invented the shockwave free Busemann's Biplane. Born in Lübeck, Germany, Busemann attended the TU Braunschweig, receiving his Ph.D. in engineering in 1924. The next year he was given the position of aeronautical research scientist at the Max-Planck Institute where he joined the famed team led by Ludwig Prandtl, including Theodore von Kármán, Max Munk and Jakob Ackeret. In 1930 he was promoted to professor at Georg-August University of Göttingen. He held various ...more

Age: Died at 85 (1901-1986)

Birthplace: Lübeck, Germany

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

Age: Died at 80 (1894-1974)

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

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Alfred M. Pride is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from the United States
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Alfred Melville Pride was a United States Navy admiral and pioneer naval aviator, who distinguished himself during World War II as an aircraft carrier commander. He served during the late 1940s as Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics and during the Korean War as Commander of the U.S. Seventh Fleet. Pride's career was remarkable for its time, in that he achieved flag rank without having attended the United States Naval Academy or even completing college. A native of Somerville, Massachusetts, he studied engineering at Tufts University in Boston for several years before dropping out to enlist in the Navy during World War I. He served first as a machinist's mate in the Naval Reserve, but was soon ...more

Age: Died at 91 (1897-1988)

Birthplace: Somerville, Massachusetts, United States of America

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