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Screen shot of Susan Gorton speaking on Rotary Wings. The Future Goes Vertical
Susan Gorton, Rotary Wing Research
What does NASA think the future of rotorcraft looks like? A leading researcher in helicopters talks about her vision for the changing role that rotorcraft can play.
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Screen shot of Peter Coen speaking on Supersonic Flight. Flying Fast, Flying Quiet
Peter Coen, Manager of NASA's High Speed Project
NASA's been working for a while to learn as much as possible about how sonic booms are formed during supersonic flight and what can be done to make them quieter, so that someday supersonic aircraft could fly over land. The head of NASA's high speed research talks about how he got started in figuring out how to "bust the boom."
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Screen shot of Peter Suh speaking on aviation. Fly by Feel
Peter Suh, NASA Student Researcher
What's it like to have a vision for transforming flight and to be able to actually work on it? NASA student researcher Peter Suh talks about the unique system of sensors he's working on that take advantage of today's more flexible aircraft, helping it to 'fly by feel' and sense when to move its structure into a new position in order to optimize flight and reduce fuel consumption.
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Screen shot of Todd Farley speaking on aviation. NASA's Ready, Let's Go
Todd Farley, NASA Airspace Systems Program
What's it like to be a NASA engineer who's tackling the challenge of improving air traffic flow across the United States? NASA's Todd Farley shows us that dedication and teamwork are just as necessary for improving life every day on Earth as much as they are for exploring space.
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Jenay Leach speaking on her experience as an Einstein Fellow at NASA. Living My Passion
Jenay Sharp Leach, Teacher, Former NASA Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow
What's it like to be a teacher who sees first-hand how NASA's approach to discovery and exploration continues to engage and inspire students? NASA Einstein fellow and teacher Jenay Sharp Leach tells us how her experience at NASA confirmed that she's finally living her passion.
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Eric Paciano speaking on his work with Aeronautics Research. Test of a Lifetime
Eric Paciano, NASA Student Researcher
What's it like to be a student researcher from the California Polytechnic Institute who gets the rare chance to team with NASA on building and testing a possible aircraft design for the future? Eric Paciano talks about his experience and how it was the test of a lifetime.
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George Syndor speaking on Aeronautics Research. It's Exceptional
George Sydnor, NASA Aeronautics Test Program
What's it like for a guy from small-town Virginia to be keeping an eye on NASA's important test facilities such as wind tunnels that help the nation improve air travel? NASA Aeronautics' George Sydnor tells us why his career has been exceptional.
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Jonathan Lichtwardt speaking on his internship in Aeronautics Research. Change the World
Jonathan Lichtwardt, NASA Student Researcher
What's it like to be in a NASA wind tunnel in a howling wind holding a wand releasing a stream of smoke across the wing of a 2,500 pound aircraft model? Student researcher Jonathan Lichtwardt tells us, and says his NASA experience made him feel good because he's doing work that can "change the world."
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