Meanwhile, the childhood dream of one day becoming an astronaut is quickly turning into a real world career choice for a whole new generation.
Who will continue to take science fiction and make it science fact in the not-too-distant future?
Whether your interest in aerospace is professional or educational, you'll find good sources of information around the Web that will let your imagination soar.
Just up ahead, discover the current and projected path of aerospace and aeronautics in easy steps - from directories, organizations, and online libraries
to information on aerospace careers, and industry jobs.
Aerospace around the Web:
Aviation Reference Desk - Check out the online library of aviation and aerospace resources, suppliers, organizations, employment, statistics, airports, aircraft and more.
AIAA - This is the official home of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and
the industry's top organization for aerospace news, information,
education programs, online publications and resources.
Aerospace Industries Association - Read current headlines, feature stories and industry statistics, event calendar, and online library of downloadable booklets and fact sheets.
Aero Industry Jobs - Check out a huge database of U.S. and international job listings with online resume posting, career event calendar, interactive salary calculator, and related industry resources.
Virgin Galactic - Here's the official site, with detailed information on Richard Branson's new airline scheduled to take passengers to outerspace with detailed technological and safety specs, photos, videos, and online ticket booking.
NASA - Yes, the world's most famous space agency, with a wealth of
information on space flight, exploration, development, and related topics, photo galleries, video.