Astronautical Engineering

Successful space missions are vital to the United States and the world. If you've always dreamed of joining NASA's team, Capitol's astronautical engineering (AE) degree can help make it happen. You will learn the fundamentals of space operations and technology, flight dynamics, spacecraft design and earth science.

When you graduate, you will be fully prepared to become a NASA mission specialist, create software applications and design electrical systems for space missions.

Program Chair: Professor Angela Walters

Professor Angela Walters has a BS degree in Mathematics from Arcadia University and an MS in Physics from Drexel University. Her interests include satellite operations and ground system design, systems engineering, information assurance, using data analytics to improve current big data management strategies at NASA, and of course Black Holes.

Industry experience includes software and systems testing for NASA satellite ground systems and verification and validation of DOD methods for data retrieval, and providing quality assurance for NASDAQ online broker exams.

Read an interview with Professor Walters.

Space Operations Institute

Are you looking for information about the Space Operations Institute? While Capitol's cooperative agreement supporting the SOI ended in 2013, we still place students in co-op positions and internships at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and the AE Department has a new focus on hands-on experience through CubeSat design, development, building, and launching.