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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.

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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. He has also envisioned a conceptual high-speed transportation system known as the Hyperloop. ...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 considered one of the "Fathers of Rocket Science". He was also a member of the Nazi Party and the SS. In his twenties and early thirties, Braun was already the central figure in the Nazis' rocket development program, responsible for the design and realization of the V-2 rocket during World War II. After the war, he and selected members of his rocket team were taken to the United States as part of ...more

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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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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 altitudes as high as 2.6 km and speeds as high as 885 km/h. Goddard's work as both theorist and engineer anticipated many of the developments that were to make spaceflight possible. He has been called the man who ushered in the Space Age. Two of Goddard's 214 patented inventions — a multi-stage rocket, and a liquid-fuel rocket — were important milestones toward spaceflight. His 1919 monograph A Method of ...more

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