This special Aerospace Team Online
event will feature a forum and a webcast.
The forum was
held May 18 - 23, 2001.
Smith and Peter
Gage, co-authors of Planetary
Flight, will answer questions in the forum regarding Mars Airplane
The webcast was held Tuesday,
May 22, 2001 at 10 AM PDT - 1 PM EDT. Andrew
Hahn, an Aerospace Researcher here at NASA Ames Research Center,
Moffett Field, CA, will host the webcast. His specialty is conceptual
airplane design. Additionally, he worked on a Mars Airplane design.
Students will be able to ask Andrew
questions. Be sure to read Andrew's journals and chat archives which
are linked to his biography.
Slides of airplane designs
that accompany the presentation (Click on slide to see full sized)
Flight covers atmospheric and non-atmospheric flight as it pertains
to designing an aircraft to fly in the Mars atmosphere.
The classroom materials included in the "Teachers
Edition" section provide a problem based learning approach and
demonstrates how these materials can be integrated into a 5-12 curriculum.