The Aerospace Corporation operates a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force. In this role, we provide engineering and acquisition management support as well as objective technical analyses and assessments to the Air Force, other Department of Defense organizations, and select civilian agencies supporting the nation’s national security space (NSS) enterprise.
The men and women who work for The Aerospace Corporation are part of a challenging and rewarding field and an industry that at 50-plus years is still very vigorous. Humans have achieved orbit, landed on and explored the moon, and sent spacecraft on incredibly long exploratory journeys to the planets, the sun, and the stars.
Part of our commitment to the future of our nation's continued success in and access to space is to inspire new generations who will continue the work of companies like The Aerospace Corporation.
The Aerospace Corporation has made STEM the focal point of its education outreach initiatives. Through employee volunteerism, and student and teacher collaboration, Aerospace is focused on inspiring middle and high school students to consider careers in the STEM disciplines.
Our mission is to develop a systematic approach that will utilize the knowledge, skill, and expertise of technical volunteers, so as to promote the advancement of science and math education with our youth. The ultimate goal of these partnerships is to encourage the prospect of cultivating future engineers for The Aerospace Corporation and the aerospace and defense industry.
The Aerospace Corporation celebrated its 50th Anniversary in June 2010. The corporation recognized this remarkable accomplishment with a number of events, special communications, and videos of the Distinguished Speaker Series.