NASA is With You When You Fly: Axes & Control Surfaces

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center Educator Professional Development Specialist Dr. Barbie Buckner met with 8 educators (5 were unique) and 53 unique students while visiting her high school alma mater in Bland, VA. Buckner shared with educators NASA STEM resources including the Aeronautics Museum in a Box (MIB) and the Beginning Engineering Science & Technology (BEST) curriculum. Buckner worked with three classrooms of teachers and students while sharing the MIB curriculum on Axes & Control Surfaces and Four Forces. Students engaged with a hands on project building a foam plate glider that allowed them to explore and experience the axes and control surfaces of flight. Educators and Students were also informed about research currently being performed at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center with the X56A Multi-Utility Technology Testbed Project and the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge Project.

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