AIRPLANE DESIGN
Photo Credit: Kari Hawkins, USAG Redstone
Aerospace engineer Megan Shumate, who works at AMRDEC, helps Victoria Hill, center, and Jessica Heard make some aerodynamic changes to their Blue Angels paper airplane following its first test flight. Although it gained 8 more feet on its second test flight, the Blue Angels plane did not win the competition. But the girls had fun anyway learning about the aerodynamic principles of lift, thrust, weight and drag.
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