Aerospace engineering is described best as engineering or creation of aircraft or space craft by designing them and not necessarily building them. Aerospace engineering can involve more than creating the actual vehicle, but it also relates to flying those aircrafts. For a long time, aerospace engineering was very popular with both children and adults. Children would dream of becoming an astronaut and then they would want to build the aircraft.
Due to NASA, and when spacecrafts take off, it becomes popular again. Now, it seems like children and adults don’t want to be astronauts or build spacecrafts anymore. They would prefer to do something else. Other jobs seem more fun. However, when NASA launches a rocket or spacecraft, all of a sudden people become interested again.