National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Engineering is Out of This World! Aerospace Engineering
NASA is developing a new rocket called the Space Launch System, or SLS. The SLS will be able to carry astronauts and materials, known as payloads. Aerospace engineers are helping to build the SLS.
Aerospace engineers design, build, and test
aircraft and spacecraft.
Circle the image of the spacecraft below.
These spacecraft were launched by NASA.
Here is a list of some of the countries that have launched spacecraft into space.
SLS will carry a spacecraft named Orion. Here is a picture of Orion.
China France India Israel Iran Japan
Pretend you are an aerospace engineer working for NASA. Draw a picture of a spacecraft you would like to build.
North Korea Russia United States
Draw a picture of a payload you want to launch into space on the SLS.