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Post Test - Aerospace

Columbia 1981, first reusable space shuttle launched into space.
Orville Wright Made the world's first powered flight over Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
Which forces allow an airplane to fly? thrust and lift
Charles Lindbergh 1927, piloted the Spirit of St. Louis in the first trans-Atlantic flight.
Which forces try to keep an airplane from flying? gravity and drag
Tools on the tail and wings used to control an aircraft in flight are called? rudders and flaps
Newton's third law of motion Statements regarding the physics governing motin, which can be used to provide an explanation of rocket flight.
Center of pressure the point where the air pressure on both ends of a rocket body is equal
Drag drag increases as speed increases, rocket with low drag will fly further, reducing frontal surface area minimizes drag
Robert Goddard 1926, the American that launched the world's first successful liquid-propellant rocket
Flyer First powered airplane flown by the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
Amelia Earhart The most famous woman pilot of her time. First woman to make a transatlantic flight.
Bernoulli's Principle Discovered by Daniel Bernoulli, a Swiss Mathematician in the 1700's. States that when fluids, such as air or water, move fast, they produce low pressure; when they move slow, they produce high pressure.
Airfoil The shape of an airplane's wing over which air flows to achieve lift.
Thrust Force that moves an airplane forward through the air, usually provided by the engine.
Sputnik The first Earth-orbiting satellite in 1957.
Yuri Gagarin Russian cosmonaut, who in 1961 was the first human in space.
Neil Armstrong First person to set foot on the moon in 1969.
Propellant A combination of chemicals used in rocket engines.
Center of Gravity The point where a rocket is balanced horizontally.
Created by: SCullum