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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.

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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

Topic 1: 15

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

Topic 1: 20

Which two pilots were the first to circumnavigate the globe nonstop?

Dick Rutan and Jenna Yeager

Topic 1: 25

On June 6, 1963, Voshtok 6 carried this cosmonaut, making her the first woman in space.

Valentina Tereshkova

Topic 2: 5

What mathematical function is used to find the area under a curve?

Integration or Integral

Topic 2: 10

What theorem states that differentiation and integration are inverse operations?

The fundamental theorem of calculus

Topic 2: 15

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

Topic 2: 20

(tan(x))’ is:

(tan(x))’ = sec2(x) or 1/cos2(x)

Topic 3: 5

The New River Gorge Bridge (shown here), near Fayetteville, West Virginia, is an example of what type of bridge?

Arch Bridge

Topic 3: 10

This bridge collapsed on November 7, 1940 due to aeroelastic flutter, which earned it the nickname “Galloping Gertie”.

Tacoma-Narrows Bridge

Topic 3: 15

The Akashi Kaikyō Bridge in Japan at 12,825 ft is the longest type of what bridge?

Suspension Bridge

Topic 3: 20

The longest bridge in the world at 540,700 ft is located in which country?

China

Topic 3: 25

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

Topic 4: 5

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.

Neil Armstrong

Topic 4: 10

This former Air Force test pilot won the Ansari X-Prize award in 2004.

Burt Ruttan

Topic 4: 15

This member was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1932.

Amelia Earhart

Topic 4: 20

This aircraft designer, best known for his flying wing designs, founded his own aerospace company in the 1930’s.

John (Jack) Northrup

Topic 4: 25

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

Topic 5: 5

What was the name of the first animal in space?

Laika

Topic 5: 10

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.

Honeycomb structure

Topic 5: 15

Inspired by bird flight, this type of aircraft flies by flapping its wings.

Ornithopter

Topic 5: 20

Given by NASA astronauts, this award is given for outstanding achievements related to human flight safety or mission success.

Silver Snoopy

Topic 5: 25

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.

Skunk Works