Julia asked Summer Wagner, NASA Johnson Space Center - JETS Contract

AddedSunday, April 7, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Working for NASA someday
Hi Summer! My name is Julia, and I'm very interested in being an Aerospace Engineer. After reading your bio, I am so excited to be talking to you! After college, I hope to work for NASA as well, and think it would be an amazing opportunity. I was wondering if you could share some insight as to what I should be doing to prepare myself for a career such as that, and how I could work for NASA in the future. I'm currently a sophomore in high school, but I'm really interested in the aerospace program, and am still looking into possible universities to attend. Thank you so incredibly much, Julia
Related to Aeronautical/Aerospace , Preparation for College
  • Zahra Khan , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Answered Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 2:10 PM
    Julia,
    
    As a high school student interested in aerospace engineering, you should be taking math and physics classes in school including calculus. If your school has a model rocket team, you could try joining that or starting one!
    
    NASA also offers educational programs for high school students. You can find information about the different programs here:
    http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/