Hey guys, I'm still not sure what I want to do with my life. I'm a senior in High School, and my parents are making me apply to Texas Tech as SOON as applications come out, and I would like to know what I want to major in by then, but that is proving to be quite a problem. I believe I have some Asperger Syndrome type traits. Mainly the obsession over paricular subjects and photographic memory. As an example, I started lifting weights and watching what I ate about 3 years ago. I became so obsessed that I spent hours on end researching all kinds of information regarding weightlifting and nutrition. I read articles, ordered books, etc. I can tell you anything you need to know from Ketosis to Hypertrophy to Anabolic Steroids(I'm even a moderator a few weightlifting/anabolic sites). During this time, I read through our high school biology book 3 times just wanting to learn more about the human body. I was dead set on becoming a doctor. However, I tore my pec last year. I wasn't able to lift for months, and so I became so discouraged that I quit all the stuff; now the idea of becoming a doctor or even majoring in anything biology/chemistry related repulses me. However, one obsession has never gone away: space exploration. When I was about 11, my dad bought a rocket for us to build. It wasn't much, but it sure fascinated me. I've always been enthralled by the idea of traveling the universe(yes, I know, quite fantastical), and would love to have a part in furthering this dream(and goal of many I'm sure). The reason for this post is to find out what I would need to study in college in order to get a job for NASA in doing this type of work. I know that Aerospace engineering would be ideal, and Texas A&M is only 4 hours away and has an excellent program, or so I'm told. However, money is somewhat of an issue, being a middle class family. I havn't talked w/ A&M yet about scholarships and the like, but w/ Tech, it would only cost about $4,000 a year out of pocket. The only problem is, they don't have an Aerospace Engineering program. If I went to Tech and majored in Mechanical Engineering, would I have the necessary skills/knowledge to help build space craft, etc.? It would definitely be possible to go to A&M and study Aerospace, but I'm just trying to keep the costs to a minimum. Thanks for the help, and sorry for the lengthy post.