So I've decided that I want to become a rocket scientist. Is this a good career for somebody who wants to have fun with their career? I read somewhere that the demand for rocket scientists are needed nowadays. My plan is to get a P.hd in aerospace engineering; the top of the pop. Space and the universe interests me alot which is one of the main reasons why I'm choosing aerospace engineering. I also read that the coined term "aerospace engineering" is a branch of the two aeronautical and astronautical engineering. How smart do you have to be to train in this field? Being a rocket scientist excites me because you become one of the smartest people in this world and you also benefit the society which is good karma. I don't really care about the money as long as I can survive with the minimum requirements.