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  AERONAUTICS - LoveToKnow Article on AERONAUTICS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Albert of Saxony, who was bishop of Halberstadt from 1366 to 1390, had a similar notion, and considered that a small portion of the principle of fire enclosed in a light sphere would raise it and keep it suspended.
In July 1852 the committee of the Kew Observatory resolved to institute a series of balloon ascents, with the view of investigating such meteorological and physical phenomena as require the presence of an observer at a great height in the atmosphere.
Renard and Krebs, the officers in charge of the War Aeronautical Department at Meudon, built and experimented with in 1884 and 1885 the fusi- form balloon " La France," in which the " master " or maximum section was about one-quarter of the distance from the stem.
19.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AE/AERONAUTICS.htm   (11443 words)

  
 Congress Quizzes NASA On Cuts in Aeronautics Spending
Ken Calvert (R-Calif.) devoted his first hearing as chairman of the House Science space and aeronautics subcommittee to the changes NASA proposes to make to its aeronautics research program as part of a broader effort to free up funding for the agency's new space exploration-driven agenda.
The cuts are expected to produce a couple of thousand civil servant and contractor layoffs at three NASA field centers heavily involved in aeronautics research and lead to the closure of wind tunnels and other research facilities.
Lebacqz said he agreed with the other witnesses that a national discussion about the future of aeronautics research was probably in order, but it was not up to him as a NASA official to say what the outcome of that discussion should be.
www.space.com /spacenews/businessmonday_050321.html   (1140 words)

  
 :: NASA Quest > Aerospace ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
His work helped to lay the foundation for aeronautics which would be developed many years later.
A tool of aeronautics in which a flight simulator on the ground is used to create an environment where a pilot sees, hears and feels like he or she is in a real aircraft.
NACA guided research in aeronautics until 1958 when its name was changed to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
quest.arc.nasa.gov /aero/wright/tunnels/glossary.html   (3277 words)

  
 Space exploration - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was formed October 1, 2003, by the merger of NASDA, the National Aerospace Laboratory of Japan and the Institute of Space and Aeronautical Science.
In July 29, 1958, President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 establishing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
When it began operations on October 1, 1958, NASA consisted mainly of the four laboratories and some 8,000 employees of the government's 46-year-old research agency for aeronautics, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Space_travel   (1562 words)

  
 Facts about topic: (Aeronautics)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Aeronautics is the science and practice of aerial locomotion, i.e.
The term is often the subject of some confusion, as an aeronaut (Someone who operates an aircraft) is the pilot of a lighter-than-air vehicle (i.e., someone involved in aerostation).
Hydrostatics (Study of the mechanical properties of fluids that are not in motion)
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/ae/aeronautics.htm   (178 words)

  
 Aeronautics Master of Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach
Embry-Riddle's Master of Science in Aeronautics (MSA) is a broad-based, flexible degree that gives you, the aviation professional, a rigorous individualized curriculum based upon the "man-machine-system-solution" concept.
The Master of Science in Aeronautics (MSA) degree program is designed to enable the aviation/aerospace professional to obtain a generalist education oriented degree.
The Master of Science in Aeronautics (MSA) degree program is designed to provide the aviation/aerospace professional with a rigorous academic approach to a generalist education oriented degree.
www.erau.edu /db/degrees/ma-aeroscience.html   (1940 words)

  
 Professional Aeronautics Bachelor of Science at Embry-Riddle in Prescott, Arizona
The Aeronautics degree is designed specifically for students who work, have worked or desire to work in aviation related careers.
Many Embry-Riddle courses are designed to teach the same skills and knowledge that Aeronautics students have acquired through experience and training.
One of the most valuable benefits of being a student or alumnus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is access to the resources of the Career Services Office.
www.erau.edu /pr/degrees/b-proaero.html   (1415 words)

  
 Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Students who have not majored in aeronautics, or who have experienced a significant lapse in continuity with previous academic work, will initially take preparatory courses in aeronautical engineering and mathematics at the undergraduate upper division level, which may extend through as much as the first three academic quarters.
The degree Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineer is offered in the department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and requires a minimum of 72 hours of graduate course credit.
All applicants who are not already enrolled as students in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics shall submit current GRE results, transcripts of their previous academic and professional records to the Director of Admissions Code 01B3, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California 93943-5100.
www.nps.navy.mil /ofcinst/aadept.htm   (3398 words)

  
 Aeronautics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Aeronautics was first taught at Imperial College in 1909, with the first chair established in 1919.
We strive for excellence in both teaching and research, with a score of 22/24 in the last teaching audit and maximum 5* scores in the last two Research Assessment Exercises.
Our research activities cover a very broad spectrum of aeronautical and non-aeronautical topics, with strong bases in both computational and experimental studies.
www.imperial.ac.uk /p231.htm   (182 words)

  
 Jeanne Detweiler Lesson Plan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Aeronautical posters and models will be placed around the classroom.
Teacher will encourage further study of aeronautics and explain that aeronautics is still relatively new and just out of its infant stage.
Teacher will explain that with the advent of space travel, the need for people to study aeronautics is great and that students should consider aeronautics as a career.
www.tacoma.washington.edu /education/intel/Projects/jeanne_detweiler1.htm   (253 words)

  
 History of Aeronautics [encyclopedia]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Frenchman Charles was developing a lighter-than-air balloon (or aerostat) at about the same time, but it was 1852 before the practical problems of controlling direction of travel and coping with adverse weather were overcome by the development of the balloon into an airship by Henri Gifford.
The considerable use of long-range bomber aircraft during the war led directly to the development of passenger-carrying aircraft, and to the rapid growth of international air travel.
With some military aircraft capable of reaching and operating on the fringes of space, the distinction between aeronautics and astronautics is becoming increasingly blurred.
kosmoi.com /Technology/Transport/Aircraft/History   (808 words)

  
 The Hutchinson Encyclopedia: aeronautics@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
It is distinguished from astronautics, which is the science of travel through space.
In subsonic aeronautics (below the speed of sound), aerodynamic forces increase at the rate of the square of the speed.
Trans-sonic aeronautics covers the speed range from just below to just above the speed of sound and is crucial to aircraft design.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:100111826&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (194 words)

  
 Aeronautics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Aeronautics is the study of the science of flight.
Aeronautics is the method of designing an airplane or other flying machine.
There are four basic areas that aeronautical engineers must understand in order to be able to design planes.
www.ueet.nasa.gov /StudentSite/aeronautics.html   (613 words)

  
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Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), established in 1952, is situated on the very site of the ancient Ming Palace of Nanjing.
NUAA is one of the key universities in China that mainly offers courses in science and engineering and strives for the coordinated development in applied science, management, humanities and social sciences with the combined features of aeronautics, civil aviation and astronautics.
NUAA takes the quality education as its basis and the cultivation of students' ability as its focus, coordinates production, learning and research, and gradually sets up a system of training talents with good knowledge of aeronautics, civil aviation and astronautics that are characteristic of NUAA.
www.nuaa.edu.cn /english/english.htm   (808 words)

  
 Department of Aeronautics & Transportation Student Handbook
General education requirements outside of the Department of Aeronautics and Transportation include a minimum of 24 units from a list specified in the college catalog.
Perfection of aeronautics skills is the goal of the Flying Team, and such goals enhance formal flight training.
Total time from first flight as a student pilot to employment with a regional airline (or as a corporate pilot) can realistically be as little as five years total time, which might be accomplished soon after attainment of the four-year college degree.
aeronautics.mtsac.edu /degrees/handbook.html   (5355 words)

  
 National Aeronautics and Space Administration --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
A year later the United States Congress passed the National Aeronautics and Space Act to promote and coordinate an effective United States space program.
Between 1952 and 1954, in a series of articles in the popular magazine Collier's, the German-American rocket pioneer Wernher von Braun presented his vision of a space station as a massive wheel-shaped structure that would rotate to generate “artificial gravity” from centrifugal force, sparing its crew of 1,000 scientists and engineers the drawbacks of weightlessness.
Radar images from a National Aeronautics and Space Administration space shuttle yielded evidence of the track of the Silk Road from northwestern China to the Middle East and settlement remains along the route.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9276034   (889 words)

  
 THE METAL OBSERVER - Review - MASTERPLAN - Aeronautics
It was a mixed affair for my ears, I got a good kick out of it but I kept my pants on while some were overthrown by its “new super group featuring former HELLOWEEN members” pre hyped arrival.
“Aeronautics” is a slight change in mood and sound values.
Nine minute rollercoaster “Black In The Burn” shatters the progressive glory of “Soulburn”, it’s bigger, heavier and better, everyone in the band works this track, the chemistry just reeks on this fine song, especially between Grapow and his shiny Gibson guitar and the guitar god solos pouring out of it.
www.metal-observer.com /articles.php?lid=1&sid=1&id=7758   (383 words)

  
 accessKent
It is the mission of the Kent County Department of Aeronautics to provide safe, efficient, environmentally sensitive and economically self-sustaining air transportation facilities responsive to regional needs.
The Department of Aeronautics manages and operates the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA).
Policy and general oversight of GFIA is the responsibility of the Kent County Aeronautics Board, a six-member body appointed by the Board of Commissioners.
www.accesskent.com /YourGovernment/Departments/Aeronautics/aeronautics.htm   (351 words)

  
 EUROPA - Aeronautics - - Home
The recent enlargement of the EU has brought ten new Member States into the European fold, many of which have strong national aeronautics legacies. On 8 September 2005, a major workshop in Brussels addressed how to promote their involvement in European aeronautics and air transport research.
The aim is to discuss possibilities for co-operation with Chinese aeronautics researchers under European RTD programmes and to identify wider possibilities for collaboration.
The Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe (ACARE) presented the second edition of its Strategic Research Agenda (SRA-2) in Brussels on 30-31 March 2005.
europa.eu.int /comm/research/aeronautics/index_en.html   (713 words)

  
 Search Results for aeronautics - Encyclopædia Britannica
Hungarian-born American research engineer best known for his pioneering work in the use of mathematics and the basic sciences in aeronautics and astronautics.
U.S. astronaut who participated in the Apollo 8 flight (Dec. 21–27, 1968), in which the first manned voyage around the Moon was made.
During 1999, assembly of the International Space Station was delayed, the loss of the Mars Climate Observer cast a shadow over the interplanetary capabilities of the U.S. National Aeronautics and...
www.britannica.com /search?query=aeronautics&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT   (422 words)

  
 NASA Vehicle Systems Program home page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Vehicle Systems Program, under the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, conducts RandD efforts that will lead to the development and demonstration of barrier-breaking technologies with the capacity to improve the
Low-noise aircraft could also open up airport "buffer lands" for development and dramatically increase the quality of life — and property values — of millions of Americans living near some of our busiest airports.
The Vehicle Systems Program is committed to delivering these breakthrough aeronautics technologies by working toward the goal of demonstrating each to the nation.
www.aeronautics.nasa.gov /vsp   (480 words)

  
 BUBL LINK: Aeronautics
Provides an overview of those developments that have brought the concept of flight to an ever-evolving reality and pays homage to the men, women, and planes that have contributed to the technological innovation that has transformed transportation.
It is a scholarly journal dealing with the aeronautical aspects of transport.
The museum continues to develop new exhibits to examine the impact of air and space technology on science and society.
bubl.ac.uk /link/a/aeronautics.htm   (485 words)

  
 NASA Quest > Aerospace Team Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
So, after millions of years of evolution, birds and insects continue to fly on their own, but humans will have to depend on machines like airplanes.
NASA focuses on several areas including weather-related safety, aging airplanes, advanced structures and engines for airplane design, air traffic control, helicopters, airport and supersonic engine noise reduction, turbulence prediction, and the human factor.
Aeronautics and Aviation Science Careers and Opportunities, Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Telecommunications, Cambridge, MA
quest.arc.nasa.gov /aero/background   (2088 words)

  
 InfoUse's PlaneMath Links - Aeronautics
NASA's Learning Technologies Project (LTP) - The goal of LTP is to promote the growth of a national information infrastructure using the vast amount of information NASA has acquired since its creation.
Cislunar's NASA K-8 Aeronautics Internet Textbook - This on-line textbook on aeronautics is written at three different levels of reading difficulty, so you'll be sure to find something useful here!
Aeronautics Vocabulary List - Just in case you need some brushing up on your terms.
www.planemath.com /planemathlinks/aeronautics.html   (823 words)

  
 California Division of Aeronautics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The State's aviation commitment began in 1947 with the California Aeronautics Commission which eventually became the Division of Aeronautics in Caltrans.
The State Aeronautics Act, Public Utilities Code (PUC) section 21001 et seq., is the foundation for the Department's aviation policies.
The Division of Aeronautics administers noise regulation and land use planning laws that foster compatible land use around airports and encourages environmental mitigation measures to lessen noise, air pollution, and other impacts caused by aviation.
www.dot.ca.gov /hq/planning/aeronaut/htmlfile/index.php   (230 words)

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