Aerospace History Calculus Bridges of the World Famous

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Bridges Famous
Aerospace
Calculus of the
AIAA
History
World Members
Animals in
Engineering
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Topic 1: 5
Alan Sheppard became the first
American in space aboard this
spacecraft in 1961.
Mercury-Redstone 3 or
Freedom 7
Topic 1: 10
This aircraft produced by
Hughes was one of the largest
wood planes ever built, and
made one flight in 1947.
Hughes H-4 Hercules or Spruce
Goose
Topic 1: 15
The modern age of aerospace begin
in 1799 when this man proposed an
aircraft with a fixed wing and a
horizontal and vertical tail, defining
the modern aircraft.
Sir George Cayley
Topic 1: 20
Which two pilots were the first
to circumnavigate the globe
nonstop?
Dick Rutan and Jenna Yeager
Topic 1: 25
On June 6, 1963, Voshtok 6
carried this cosmonaut, making
her the first woman in space.
Valentina Tereshkova
Topic 2: 5
What mathematical function is
used to find the area under a
curve?
Integration or Integral
Topic 2: 10
What theorem states that
differentiation and integration
are inverse operations?
The fundamental theorem of
calculus
Topic 2: 15
What calculus rule is shown here:
if h(x) = f(x) g(x), then h’(x) =
f’(x)g(x) + f(x)g’(x)
The Product Rule or Leibniz rule
Topic 2: 20
(tan(x))’ is:
(tan(x))’ = sec2(x) or 1/cos2(x)
Topic 2: 25
is:
Topic 3: 5
The New River Gorge Bridge
(shown here), near Fayetteville,
West Virginia, is an example of
what type of bridge?
Arch Bridge
Topic 3: 10
This bridge collapsed on November
7, 1940 due to aeroelastic flutter,
which earned it the nickname
“Galloping Gertie”.
Tacoma-Narrows Bridge
Topic 3: 15
The Akashi Kaikyō Bridge in Japan at
12,825 ft is the longest type of what
bridge?
Suspension Bridge
Topic 3: 20
The longest bridge in the world
at 540,700 ft is located in which
country?
China
Topic 3: 25
This bridge connecting New
York City to Bergen County, New
Jersey, is the world's busiest
bridge, carrying 102 million
vehicles annually.
George Washington Bridge
Topic 4: 5
This honorary AIAA Fellow received
his undergraduate degree from
Purdue University, was a test pilot for
NACA, and eventually become an
astronaut and was one of the twelve
men to walk on the moon.
Neil Armstrong
Topic 4: 10
This former Air Force test pilot won
the Ansari X-Prize award in 2004.
Burt Ruttan
Topic 4: 15
This member was the first woman
to fly solo across the Atlantic in
1932.
Amelia Earhart
Topic 4: 20
This aircraft designer, best known for
his flying wing designs, founded his
own aerospace company in the
1930’s.
John (Jack) Northrup
Topic 4: 25
This Associate Fellow was the “chief
astronaut” for NASA during the Gemini
and Apollo programs before finally flying
on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in 1975.
Donald “Deke” Slayton
Topic 5: 5
What was the name of the first
animal in space?
Laika
Topic 5: 10
Mimicking structures created by
insects, this man-made structure is
composed of an array of hexagonal
hollow cells that minimizes weight
and material costs while
maximizing strength.
Honeycomb structure
Topic 5: 15
Inspired by bird flight, this type of aircraft
flies by flapping its wings.
Ornithopter
Topic 5: 20
Given by NASA astronauts, this
award is given for outstanding
achievements related to human
flight safety or mission success.
Silver Snoopy
Topic 5: 25
This is a term for a group within an
organization a high degree of
autonomy that is tasked with
working on advanced or secret
projects.
Skunk Works

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