The term aerospace engineering derived from aeronautical engineering, which means navigation through the air but the fact is that aerospace engineering deals with the technology of crafts that are navigating through space.
Another fact involving Aerospace engineering is that it is a vast area of study which incorporates the field like Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Aerodynamics, Sold Mechanics, Composite Materials and many more.
Another interesting fact on aerospace engineering is that this field is using many of the world’s sophisticated instruments, tools, and software which are not used by another field of engineering.
Aerospace engineering can be considered as a new branch of engineering, the growth of the field started with the attempt of mankind for powered flight.
The first satellite was Sputnik 1 launched by the Soviet Union. It was launched on 4th October 1957.
Another interesting fact about the launch vehicle rocket is that the first rockets are used in China in AD 1100. These are solid-propellant rocket mainly used for fireworks and war.
American based space company Space x’s Falcon Heavy rocket is the most powerful rocket used today. Falcon Heavy can carry a payload of sixty-three thousand kilograms to low earth orbit.