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How would I become a rocket scientist?

I wanna become a rocket scientist...I was wondering how I would do this, I'm a freshman in high school, and I was wondering what colleges would have that, and what classes I would have to take...thanks a bunch if you can help me follow a dream... :-)

Asked By: h4xkid - 8/16/2006
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Answered By: newsblews361 - 8/16/2006
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Go to Virginia Tech and get a degree in Mechanical Engineering. My daughter did and she is a rocket scientist!!!
Answered By: Skypilot49 - 8/16/2006
 
Take a LOT of physics and chemistry
Answered By: fbomonkey - 8/16/2006
 
Take Chemistry/Physics
Answered By: justacowgirl - 8/16/2006
 
You probably want to start off studying Mechanical Engineering. Look around many schools offer some kind of aronautical engineering programs. While in highschool you should get a good background in math and physics. Many highschools offer AP Calculus courses. Keep at it and your on your way to NASA.
Answered By: warelphant - 8/16/2006
 
I would imagine it's some kind of engineering major, just not sure of the 'technical' name for it. I don't know, but be prepared for LOTS of physics, chemistry and high level math. good luck to you though... and also, you could TRULY tell people that catch phrase "It's not rocket science" and speak from personal... More
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Answered By: Bohemianboi - 8/16/2006
 
Rocket science is also known as aeronautical engineering (if I spelled that right). Since you would pretty much need a Ph.D. to be a scientist, just about any science or engineering major will do in college. I would think physics or mechanical engineering would be best, but there may be others. Few schools that I... More
Answered By: kris - 8/16/2006
 
you can also get a degree in Chemical Engineering. if you want to study more about the actual fuels that are used in rockets. I personally know some Chem E's that work at NASA on design of rockets and testing rockets.. (horizontal test stands)that are Chem E's . They are also working on the design of the liquid fuel... More
Answered By: Charity - 8/16/2006
 
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