List of famous people who majored in aerospace engineering, including photos when available. This list of famous aerospace engineering majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in aerospace engineering. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in aerospace engineering you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.
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Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also an aerospace engineer, naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor. Before becoming an astronaut, Armstrong was an officer in the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War. After the war, he earned his bachelor's degree at Purdue University and served as a test pilot at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics High-Speed Flight Station, now known as the Dryden Flight Research Center, where he logged over 900 flights. He later completed graduate studies at the University of Southern California. A participant in the U.S. Air Force's Man in Space Soonest and X-20 Dyna-Soar human ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Died at 82 (1930-2012)
Birthplace: Ohio, United States of America
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Dr. Guion Stewart “Guy” Bluford, Jr., is an engineer, NASA astronaut, and the first African American in space. Before becoming an astronaut, Bluford was a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force. He participated in four Space Shuttle flights between 1983 and 1992. In 1983, as a member of the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger on the mission STS-8, Bluford became the first African American in space as well as the second person of African ancestry in space, after Cuban cosmonaut Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of Americasee more on Guion Bluford
Neal Saiki is the founder of Zero Motorcycles, which produces electric motorcycles. ...more on Wikipediasee more on Neal Saiki
Douglas Harry "Wheels" Wheelock is an American astronaut. He has flown in space twice, logging 178 days on the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, and Russian Soyuz. On July 12, 2011, Wheelock announced that he would be returning to duty with the active United States Army in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Binghamton, New York, United States of Americasee more on Douglas H. Wheelock