Follow this link to go to the text only version of nasa.gov
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Follow this link to skip to the main content
+ Contact NASA
    
ABOUT NASA NEWS AND EVENTS MULTIMEDIA MISSIONS POPULAR TOPICS MyNASA

+ Home
AERONAUTICS RESEARCH MISSION DIRECTORATE
ABOUT US
PROGRAMS
ARMD NRA
TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE
PEOPLE
PARTNERSHIPS
REFERENCE MATERIALS
EVENTS AND EXHIBITS
EDUCATION
NEWS MEDIA
MULTIMEDIA

Related Links
+ Images
+ Videos


TGIR 2004 Awards Ceremony


MULTIMEDIA: VIDEO
Screen shot of concept for a future aircraft, morphed from an eagle. An Eagle Morphing Into an Avanced Concept Vehicle

NASA believes that aircraft of the future can mimic the flight of birds, flying more efficiently and safely. This video shows what NASA has observed in the flight of an eagle that can be translated into a concept for a future aircraft. For example, just as a bird uses different feathers on its wings to control flight, aircraft wing shapes can be designed to change and adapt to constantly changing conditions of flight. Or, an aircraft can mimic the way a bird lands, greatly decreasing the amount of fuel and runway space required.
+ View Video




MORE INFO IN NASA SITE NETWORK
FirstGov - Your First Click to the US Government
+ 2004 Vision for Space Exploration
+ FY 2005 Budget Request
+ 2003 Strategic Plan
+ Freedom of Information Act
+ The President's Management Agenda
+ FY 2002 Agency Performance and Accountability Report
+ NASA Privacy Statement, Disclaimer,
and Accessibility Certification

+ Freedom to Manage
+ Erasmus Executive Dashboard (NASA Only)
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Editor: Karen Rugg
NASA Official: Tony Springer
Last Updated: April 17, 2007
+ Contact NASA