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8/2/2014 Aeonautics

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Main Menu Tutorial Take Control You Decide Certification
Introduction The Forces of Aeronautics The Work of Wings Parts of an Airplane and Their Functions
The Use of Coordinate Axes in Aeronautics Tools of Aeronautics Calculating Aeronautical Forces Conclusion
The development of powered flight has been one of the major human achievements during the 20th century. Flight has touched every facet
of our day-to-day lives, and not a single corner of the world, including the most remote, has remained untouched by its development.
NASA scientists and engineers work together with other researchers from universities and aerospace companies to learn how to design
better airplanes. These improvements in design mean that modern airplanes are easier to maintain, cost less to operate, are safer to fly,
and are better for the environment. NASA focuses on several areas including weather-related safety, aging airplanes, advanced structures
and engines for airplane design, air traffic control, airport and supersonic engine noise reduction, turbulence prediction, and the human
All this research gives passengers a cheaper ticket, ensures the highest safety standards, and offers fewer environmental conflicts.

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