What was Aerospace Like in the Past?

Have you ever come across the term “aeronautical technology”? Despite the fact that it looked to be far away and exotic, it was actually fairly close to us for a long time. Aerospace technology benefits people other than astronauts. Ordinary people, too, should be aware of the increasing prevalence of technology. 

Prevalence of aerospace technology 

First and foremost, aircrafts are pervasive in our daily life. Travel and tourism, logistics, telecommunications, electronics and computers, advanced materials, civil construction, capital goods manufacturing, and defense supplies are all linked to aerospace technology. 

Origin of aerospace business 

Normal kites, which we can readily observe in our daily lives, were the first to apply aviation technology. The military employed these kites, which were comparable to today’s unmanned aerial vehicles, to help in the formulation of assault strategies against their foes. The aerospace industry, however, began in 1903, when Wilbur and Orville Wright demonstrated a plane capable of sustained powered flight. The Wright brothers’ success was built on extensive study and a more advanced engineering and development strategy. 

Progress of aerospace business 

At the onset of World War I, the United States lacked any aircraft of its own invention. As the war progressed, however, the majority of wartime manufacture was committed to the construction of training aircraft. Furthermore, the aviation industry in the United States employed over 200,000 people at its height in 1918 (Grasson). 

Future of aerospace business 

Aviation has evolved from a technical and engineering-driven industry to one controlled by accountants. People no longer live in an era of amazing aeronautical achievements. Many variants of subsonic airliners, first envisioned in the 1960s and now capable of supersonic flight, have been enabled by stunning but long-awaited new subsystems. The exquisite F-22, which for decades represented the peak of jet fighter design, is being replaced by the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which is meant to carry out all responsibilities for all clients (Grasson).

By: Minji Kwon