Aerospace Engineers

Know about famous aerospace engineers, such as Neil Armstrong, Vladimir Komarov, Homer Hickam, Wally Schirra, R. J. Mitchell and others. These aerospace engineers played a key role in the evolution of this sector.

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 1 Vladimir Komarov

Vladimir Komarov
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Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: March 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Russian
Died: April 24, 1967

Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov was the first from his country to fly into space twice. He died when his Soyuz 1 capsule crashed while re-entering the Earth, due to a parachute failure, on April 24, 1967, which made him the first human to die in a space flight.

 2 Scott Kelly

Scott Kelly
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: February 21, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 3 Gordon Cooper

Gordon Cooper
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Famous As: Officer, Astronaut, Test pilot, Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Aviator
Birthdate: March 6, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: October 4, 2004

 4 John Carmack

John Carmack
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Famous As: Chief technology officer, Aerospace engineer, Programmer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: August 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 5 Deke Slayton

Deke Slayton
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Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: March 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: June 13, 1993

 6 Homer Hickam

Homer Hickam
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Famous As: Aerospace Engineer
Birthdate: February 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 7 Judith Resnik

Judith Resnik
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: April 5, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: January 28, 1986
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 8 Wally Schirra

Wally Schirra
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Famous As: United States Naval Aviator, Astronaut, Autobiographer, Test pilot, Aerospace engineer, Aviator, Businessperson
Birthdate: March 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: May 3, 2007

 9 Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong
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Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: August 5, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: August 25, 2012

The first person to walk on the Moon, Neil Armstrong was an astronaut and aeronautical engineer. Prior to his trip to the Moon, he became NASA's first civilian astronaut to fly in space. After resigning from NASA, he taught in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He was a Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee.

 10 Peter Madsen

Peter Madsen
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: June 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Danish
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 11 Jiro Horikoshi

Jiro Horikoshi
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Famous As: Aerospace engineer, Engineer
Birthdate: June 22, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Japanese
Died: January 11, 1982

 12 James Glaisher

James Glaisher
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Famous As: Meteorologists
Birthdate: April 7, 1809
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: February 7, 1903

 13 Jake Pavelka

Jake Pavelka
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Famous As: Aviator, Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Actor, American football player, Model
Birthdate: January 27, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 14 Lonnie Johnson

Lonnie Johnson
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: October 6, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 15 Anousheh Ansari

Anousheh Ansari
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Famous As: American-Iranian engineer
Birthdate: September 12, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 16 Gerald Bull

Gerald Bull
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Famous As: Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Inventor
Birthdate: March 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Canadian
Died: March 22, 1990

 17 Alan Mulally

Alan Mulally
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: August 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 18 Satish Dhawan

Satish Dhawan
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Famous As: Aerospace engineer, Engineer
Birthdate: September 25, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian
Died: January 3, 2002

 19 Burt Rutan

Burt Rutan
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Famous As: Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Aviator, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: June 17, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 20 Nevil Shute

Nevil Shute
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: January 17, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Died: January 12, 1960

 21 R. J. Mitchell

R. J. Mitchell
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Famous As: Aeronautical engineer
Birthdate: May 20, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: June 11, 1937

 22 Otto Lilienthal

Otto Lilienthal
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Famous As: Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Aviator, Inventor
Birthdate: May 23, 1848
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: German
Died: August 10, 1896

 23 Theodore von Karman

Theodore von Karman
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: May 11, 1881
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Hungarian
Died: May 6, 1963

 24 Kurt Tank

Kurt Tank
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Famous As: Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Scientist, University teacher, Test pilot
Birthdate: February 24, 1898
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: German
Died: June 5, 1983

 25 Geoffrey de Havilland

Geoffrey de Havilland
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Famous As: Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Test pilot, Aviator, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 27, 1882
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: May 21, 1965

 26 Willy Messerschmitt

Willy Messerschmitt
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Famous As: Aeronautical engineer, Engineer, University teacher
Birthdate: June 26, 1898
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German
Died: September 15, 1978

 27 Bill Lear

Bill Lear
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: June 26, 1902
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: May 14, 1978

 28 Louis Blériot

Louis Blériot
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Famous As: Aviator, Engineer, Inventor, Aerospace engineer
Birthdate: July 1, 1872
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: French
Died: August 2, 1936

 29 James McDivitt

James McDivitt
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Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: June 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 30 Anthony Fokker

Anthony Fokker
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Famous As: Dutch aviation pioneer and an aircraft manufacturer
Birthdate: April 6, 1890
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Dutch
Died: December 23, 1939

 31 G. Madhavan Nair

G. Madhavan Nair
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Famous As: Aerospace engineer, Engineer
Birthdate: October 31, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian

 32 Gustave Whitehead

Gustave Whitehead
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Famous As: Aerospace engineer, Engineer
Birthdate: January 1, 1874
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: German, American
Died: October 10, 1927

 33 Hugo Junkers

Hugo Junkers
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: February 3, 1859
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: German
Died: February 3, 1935

 34 Arthur Rudolph

Arthur Rudolph
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Famous As: Aerospace engineer, Engineer
Birthdate: November 9, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: German
Died: January 1, 1996

 35 Stuart Roosa

Stuart Roosa
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Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: August 16, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: December 12, 1994

 36 Marcel Dassault

Marcel Dassault
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Famous As: Politician, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Aerospace engineer, Inventor, Screenwriter
Birthdate: January 22, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: French
Died: April 18, 1986

 37 Robert Crippen

Robert Crippen
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Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: September 11, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 38 Jean Bastien-Thiry

Jean Bastien-Thiry
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Famous As: Engineer, Aerospace engineer, Military personnel
Birthdate: October 19, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: French
Died: March 11, 1963

 39 Ben Rich

Ben Rich
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Famous As: American engineer
Birthdate: June 18, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: January 5, 1995

 40 Andrei Tupolev

Andrei Tupolev
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Famous As: Designer
Birthdate: November 10, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Russian
Died: December 23, 1972

 41 Joe Engle

Joe Engle
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Famous As: Officer, Astronaut, Test pilot, Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Aviator
Birthdate: August 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 42 Robert R. Gilruth

Robert R. Gilruth
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Famous As: Aerospace engineer
Birthdate: October 8, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: August 17, 2000

 43 Hans von Ohain

Hans von Ohain
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: December 14, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: German, American
Died: March 13, 1998

 44 Giovanni Battista Caproni

Giovanni Battista Caproni
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Famous As: Civil engineer, Aerospace engineer, Engineer
Birthdate: July 3, 1886
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Italian
Died: October 27, 1957

 45 Vance D. Brand

Vance D. Brand
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Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: May 9, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 46 Sherman Fairchild

Sherman Fairchild
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Famous As: Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Financier, Businessperson
Birthdate: April 7, 1896
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: March 28, 1971

 47 Valentin Glushko

Valentin Glushko
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: September 2, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Russian
Died: January 10, 1989

 48 Alexander Lippisch

Alexander Lippisch
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Famous As: Aeronautical Engineer
Birthdate: November 2, 1894
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: German
Died: February 11, 1976

 49 Umberto Nobile

Umberto Nobile
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Famous As: Explorer, Aerospace engineer, Politician, Military personnel
Birthdate: January 21, 1885
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: July 30, 1978

 50 Gerald Carr

Gerald Carr
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: August 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
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