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  • 1 flight, history of — ▪ aviation Introduction  development of heavier than air flying machines. Important landmarks and events along the way to the invention of the airplane include an understanding of the dynamic reaction of lifting surfaces (or wings), building… …

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  • 2 Marshall Space Flight Center — George C. Marshall Space Flight Center Aerial view of the test area at MSFC …

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  • 3 Mathematics and Physical Sciences — ▪ 2003 Introduction Mathematics       Mathematics in 2002 was marked by two discoveries in number theory. The first may have practical implications; the second satisfied a 150 year old curiosity.       Computer scientist Manindra Agrawal of the… …

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  • 4 Aviation history — deals with the development of mechanical flight, from the earliest attempts in kite powered and gliding flight, to powered heavier than air flight, and beyond. Humanity s desire to fly possibly first found expression in China, where people flying …

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  • 5 STS-62 — Infobox Space mission mission name = STS 62 insignia = Sts 62 patch.png shuttle = Columbia launch pad = 39 B launch = March 4, 1994, 8:53:01 a.m. EST landing = March 18, 1994, 8:10:42 a.m. EST, KSC Runway 33 duration = 13 days, 23 hours, 16… …

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  • 6 Scramjet — Part of a series on Aircraft propulsion Shaft engines (to drive pr …

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  • 7 STS-63 — was the second mission of the US/Russian Shuttle Mir Program, which carried out the first rendezvous of the American Space Shuttle with Russia s space station Mir . Known as the Near Mir mission, the flight used Space Shuttle Discovery , which… …

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  • 8 Peter Wisoff — Infobox Astronaut name =Peter Jeffrey Kelsay Jeff Wisoff type =NASA Astronaut status =Retired nationality =American date birth =August 16, 1958 place birth =Norfolk, Virginia occupation =Physicist selection =1990 NASA Group time =44d 08h 09m… …

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  • 9 space exploration — Investigation of the universe beyond Earth s atmosphere by means of manned and unmanned spacecraft. Study of the use of rockets for spaceflight began early in the 20th century. Germany s research on rocket propulsion in the 1930s led to… …

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  • 10 Physical Sciences — ▪ 2009 Introduction Scientists discovered a new family of superconducting materials and obtained unique images of individual hydrogen atoms and of a multiple exoplanet system. Europe completed the Large Hadron Collider, and China and India took… …

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  • 11 Life Sciences — ▪ 2009 Introduction Zoology       In 2008 several zoological studies provided new insights into how species life history traits (such as the timing of reproduction or the length of life of adult individuals) are derived in part as responses to… …

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  • 12 technology, history of — Introduction       the development over time of systematic techniques for making and doing things. The term technology, a combination of the Greek technē, “art, craft,” with logos, “word, speech,” meant in Greece a discourse on the arts, both… …

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  • 13 airplane — /air playn /, n. 1. a heavier than air aircraft kept aloft by the upward thrust exerted by the passing air on its fixed wings and driven by propellers, jet propulsion, etc. 2. any similar heavier than air aircraft, as a glider or helicopter. Also …

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  • 14 History of radar — The history of radar starts with experiments by Heinrich Hertz in the late 19th century that showed that radio waves were reflected by metallic objects. This possibility was suggested in James Clerk Maxwell s seminal work on electromagnetism.… …

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  • 15 Nobel Prizes — ▪ 2009 Introduction Prize for Peace       The 2008 Nobel Prize for Peace was awarded to Martti Ahtisaari, former president (1994–2000) of Finland, for his work over more than 30 years in settling international disputes, many involving ethnic,… …

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  • 16 aerospace industry — Introduction       assemblage of manufacturing concerns that deal with vehicular flight within and beyond the Earth s atmosphere. (The term aerospace is derived from the words aeronautics and spaceflight.) The aerospace industry is engaged in the …

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  • 17 Earth Sciences — ▪ 2009 Introduction Geology and Geochemistry       The theme of the 33rd International Geological Congress, which was held in Norway in August 2008, was “Earth System Science: Foundation for Sustainable Development.” It was attended by nearly… …

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  • 18 International Space Station — ISS redirects here. For other uses, see ISS (disambiguation). International Space Station …

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  • 19 spectroscopy — spectroscopist /spek tros keuh pist/, n. /spek tros keuh pee, spek treuh skoh pee/, n. the science that deals with the use of the spectroscope and with spectrum analysis. [1865 70; SPECTRO + SCOPY] * * * Branch of analysis devoted to identifying… …

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  • 20 Puerto Rican scientists and inventors — The discoveries and contributions which have been made by Puerto Rican scientists and inventors in their respective fields have impacted the way of life of the inhabitants of Puerto Rico, and in many cases society in general. Hundreds of years… …

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