What is Aeronautics?

What is Aeronautics?

Aeronautics is the study or practice of travel through the air. It is the study and application of the science or art involved in the design, and manufacturing of air flight-capable machines, and the techniques of operating aircraft and rockets.

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is an independent government agency responsible for civilian space programs.

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center is the largest combined organization of engineers, scientists, and others in the United States. They build spacecraft, instruments, and technology to study Earth, the sun, our solar system and beyond.

In the video below people from Goddard speak about what they do:

Your students may also be interested to see this short one-minute video of Space Shuttle Endeavour. It is a retired orbiter from NASA’s Space Shuttle program. It is on exhibit at the California Science Museum in Los Angeles, CA.

 

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