What three unique tricks can a Harrier plane perform?
The Harrier can also fly _________________________.
What can’t the Harrier do?
How many miles per hour is the speed of sound?
Who was the first person to break the sound barrier?
What is the name of the passenger airplane that flies faster than the speed of sound?
How fast does it fly?
What strange thing happens to this plane in faster-than-sound flight?
What is the speed of the space shuttle?
What are the three “phases” of space shuttle flight?
The Future of Flight NASA’s long term goal is for travel in space to be as _________________ as travel across the Atlantic. However, we are ___________________ away from that.
Because space flight is so expensive, NASA has been working on a revolutionary form of high speed propulsion, called _______________________.
It is Mach ________________ or _________________ times the speed of sound.
Instead of carrying oxygen to burn with the fuel, a scramjet takes the oxygen from the __________________. This eliminates much of the _______________ of the oxygen tanks.
How many years in the future do they predict manned hypersonic flight will be? ___________.
The Astroliner, in theory, eliminates the two solid rocket boosters on the side of the shuttle, and replaces them with a __________ which will ____________ the Astroliner off the ground and into the air to about 20,000 feet.
The workhorse of aviation has been the __________. But it will soon have a rival in the Airbus ____________.
It flies the same speed as the 747, but it will hold _____________________ the passengers on ____________ decks.
Is it anticipated that military aircraft will look very different in the future?
The most unusual looking and the most expensive airplane in the Americas is the ________ bomber, also called the ________________ bomber.
How far can it go without refueling?
Each plane costs more than the ______________________________.
Predator is an unmanned air vehicle which is _______________ feet long, weighs __________________pounds, and can cruise for _____________ hours.
It is meant to be a ____________________ plane.
The next big innovation in flying efficiency seems to be wings that ________________.
Helios is an unpiloted ______________________ powered aircraft controlled from the _______________.
The speed of Helios at takeoff and landing is about __________________ miles per hour
To what record height did this aircraft fly?
Conclusion Why was the Wright brothers’ flight so significant?