Aerospace Engineering Personal Statement

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“T minus 3. 2. 1. 0. Ladies and gentlemen, we have lift-off!” While I may have been standing on a cliff, freezing to death at 6 a.m., and getting eaten alive by mosquitoes, it was worth it to witness this momentous event. After all, not every one can say that they have experienced a rocket launch up close. However, this memory represents more than just an exciting moment of my life. It represents my pursuit of aerospace engineering and the love I have for the field. My college application would not be complete without expressing my lifelong passion for space, and especially aerospace engineering. I would love to work at NASA. When I apply, if they look into my background, they will see a consistent interest in space and spaceflight. Since I was little, I have been fascinated by space. I would research the planets online or check out books about the universe. I remember being so elated when I got a telescope for Christmas one year. Now, instead of just reading about these celestial bodies, I could take a peek at them myself. I asked my grandmother, who is an artist, to paint murals on my bedroom walls. These include the sun, a NASA Space Shuttle around my closet, Neil Armstrong planting the American flag on the moon, and myself flying through space…show more content…
We were able to see the projects they were working on. One of my favorites was their landing facilities, where they tested the Earth landings of the lunar modules. Because this academy was more focused on aerospace engineering, our project was to design a human mission to Mars. We were split up into five teams: my team was Mission Transit and my job was to budget the amount of mass our rockets would carry to the moon and back. Through this experience, I saw how fun and challenging aerospace engineering could be, solidifying my desire to become an engineer
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