Immense advances in orbital and space launch technologies have resulted from engineering research and led to new missions beyond the earth's atmosphere.
The Cassini spacecraft, created by NASA with the help of engineering research and development, has been taking pictures and gathering information about Saturn and its satellites for years.
The Hubble Space Telescope, which was developed with the help of engineering information, has contributed to numerous scientific discoveries and provided many beautiful images of the universe.
The combination of ingenuity, mathematical calculation and engineering research has led to astronomical findings that are as fascinating as the universe is enormous.
The development of devices that can harness sustainable sources of power, from wind energy to ambient vibrations, is among the foremost goals of current engineering research efforts.