Science Goes Airborne

Streaming Video - 2009
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What gives jet airplanes, which have been known to reach the size of office buildings, the ability to leave the ground? It isn't rocket science-although that's also covered in this high-energy program on the complexity of flight. For basic training in aerodynamic principles, viewers take an exhilarating hang-glider ride and venture inside a high-tech wind tunnel used by Olympic ski jumpers. Next up: the launch of a mammoth homemade rocket, the centrifuge tests that jet pilots undergo to fight the effects of high G-forces, and the wonders of parabolic flight-which briefly simulates weightlessness. Finally, the program gets up-close and personal with the only mammals capable of actual flight: bats.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2008
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (23 min.) :,sd., col., digital file
Alternative Title: Science goes airborne


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