Science Careers

Being an Airplane and Rocket Ship Builder

Author:  Julie Spitzer

Putting the pencil to the paper and completing the calculations are one thing. Everything looks sound, smooth and flawless on a notepad as if nothing could go wrong. Why would it? Building your creation is a whole different question. The figures may look logical in the notebook but combined with real physical materials, well, it's a whole new set of calculations. Now, there are lives at risk. Real people will be in here, traveling, mindlessly, to see friends or family or business partners and expecting to come back home safely.