Aerospace Prototyping and Beyond: Celebrate National Aerospace Week with Mentis Sciences

Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 10:05AM

Aerospace Prototyping and Beyond: Celebrate National Aerospace Week with Mentis Sciences

Since 2010, National Aerospace Week has been observed during the third week of September—an opportunity to highlight achievements in the aerospace industry, and the innovators in the field working to take technology to new heights every day. As we prepare to celebrate this year, join us as we take a look at the field and the ways Mentis Sciences’ aerospace prototyping is helping lead the charge. Just read on to learn more.

10 years of aerospace appreciation

Established by the Aerospace Industries Association and formally recognized by Congress in 2010, National Aerospace Week has provided “a unifying focus for interested groups and individuals nationwide to demonstrate their support for the industry and its workers.” Here at Mentis Sciences, this focus on outreach is something we are passionate about all year long—with our internship program and virtual lab opportunities designed to engage young minds in all aspects of STEM.

How Mentis Sciences leads aerospace innovation

Of course, when it comes to our work in aerospace engineering, the proof is in the prototypes. Mentis Sciences has had the privilege of contributing to the aerospace industry in a wide variety of ways, through projects such as the airframe for the L3 Valkyrie Autogyro System, as well as hypersonic engineering and the development of composite structures strong enough to stand up to the unique challenges of the aerospace environment. We are also the premier radome manufacturers for multiple domestic and international missile systems.

Our dedication to the aerospace field have led to the development of new materials that have a vast array of applications for both the public and private sectors, and we are proud to play a role in this exciting, ever-growing industry.

Speaking of which…

A soaring industry

According to, the United States aerospace industry generated $151 billion for the national economy in export sales, achieving a positive trade balance of almost $88 billion (the largest such surplus of any manufacturing industry). With more than half-a-million workers directly employed in science and technical roles—and more than 700,000 workers in related fields—the United States aerospace industry is the largest in the world.

During National Aerospace Week and all year long, we here at Mentis Sciences look to the skies to see where our aerospace prototyping, testing and technologies may take us next! Stay tuned to Mentis Sciences as we continue to share exciting updates and resources regarding the aerospace industry and beyond, or contact us today to learn more. Having served our country’s STEM needs for more than 20 years, we are excited and equipped to take on whatever tomorrow’s technology questions may bring.

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