Topic 1: 5. Alan Sheppard became the first American in space aboard this spacecraft in 1961. Mercury-Redstone 3 or Freedom 7. Topic 1: 10. This aircraft produced by Hughes was one of the largest wood planes ever built, and made one flight in 1947. Hughes H-4 Hercules or Spruce Goose.
Alan Sheppard became the first American in space aboard this spacecraft in 1961.
Mercury-Redstone 3 or Freedom 7
This aircraft produced by Hughes was one of the largest wood planes ever built, and made one flight in 1947.
Hughes H-4 Hercules or Spruce Goose
The modern age of aerospace begin in 1799 when this man proposed an aircraft with a fixed wing and a horizontal and vertical tail, defining the modern aircraft.
Sir George Cayley
Which two pilots were the first to circumnavigate the globe nonstop?
Dick Rutan and Jenna Yeager
On June 6, 1963, Voshtok 6 carried this cosmonaut, making her the first woman in space.
What mathematical function is used to find the area under a curve?
Integration or Integral
What theorem states that differentiation and integration are inverse operations?
The fundamental theorem of calculus
What calculus rule is shown here:
if h(x) = f(x) g(x), then h’(x) = f’(x)g(x) + f(x)g’(x)
The Product Rule or Leibniz rule
(tan(x))’ = sec2(x) or 1/cos2(x)
The New River Gorge Bridge (shown here), near Fayetteville, West Virginia, is an example of what type of bridge?
This bridge collapsed on November 7, 1940 due to aeroelastic flutter, which earned it the nickname “Galloping Gertie”.
The Akashi Kaikyō Bridge in Japan at 12,825 ft is the longest type of what bridge?
The longest bridge in the world at 540,700 ft is located in which country?
This bridge connecting New York City to Bergen County, New Jersey, is the world's busiest bridge, carrying 102 million vehicles annually.
George Washington Bridge
This honorary AIAA Fellow received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University, was a test pilot for NACA, and eventually become an astronaut and was one of the twelve men to walk on the moon.
This former Air Force test pilot won the Ansari X-Prize award in 2004.
This member was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1932.
This aircraft designer, best known for his flying wing designs, founded his own aerospace company in the 1930’s.
John (Jack) Northrup
This Associate Fellow was the “chief astronaut” for NASA during the Gemini and Apollo programs before finally flying on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in 1975.
Donald “Deke” Slayton
What was the name of the first animal in space?
Mimicking structures created by insects, this man-made structure is composed of an array of hexagonal hollow cells that minimizes weight and material costs while maximizing strength.
Inspired by bird flight, this type of aircraft flies by flapping its wings.
Given by NASA astronauts, this award is given for outstanding achievements related to human flight safety or mission success.
This is a term for a group within an organization a high degree of autonomy that is tasked with working on advanced or secret projects.