Astronauts with Purdue aerospace degrees:
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Purdue University's Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering Student Advisory Council is proud to announce it will be hosting the Aerospace Career Expo again this fall and company registration for this event will open soon. The event will be held in the Armstrong Hall Atrium on October 20th, 2015. More details will be available soon. Additionally, we can help you arrange for private interviews in the days following the event. Please see the following pages for more information about the event, Purdue Aerospace, the hosting organization, parking, and local attractions.
* 1921 - Purdue offers aeronautical engineering courses.
Purdue aerospace has had a long tradition of excellence. Many of its graduates have gone on to become astronauts or other prominent members of the aerospace and defense industry. Purdue University has graduated 22 astronauts, more than any other public institution, and 13 of those hold degrees from the aerospace department. The only non-military institution to graduate more astronauts is the . One-third of all of 's manned space flights have had at least one Purdue graduate aboard, and two of the six American astronauts to fly on the Russian held Purdue degrees.