Lesson 4.1 History of Flight and Space-Key Terms -Krueger

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aerodynamics
The study of forces and the resulting motion of objects through the air.
aeronautics
Study or practice of travel through the air.
aerospace
Branch of technology and industry concerned with aviation and space flight.
aerospace engineer
design machines that fly
airplane
A powered heavier-than-air aircraft with fixed wings from which the aircraft derives most of its lift.
airship
A power-driven aircraft kept buoyant by a body of gas (usually helium) which is lighter than air.
astronautics
The art and science of designing, building, and operating manned or unmanned space objects.
Drones
Robotic aircraft, used extensively by the military.
helicopter
Aircraft deriving both lift and propulsion form one or tow sets of horizontally revolving rotors.
hot air balloon
A large bag filled with hot air or gas to make it rise in the air with a basket for passengers hanging from it.
infomercial
An advertising film which promotes a product in an informative and supposedly objective style.
jingle
A short, easily -remembered slogan, verse, or tune.
launch
To set or thrust in motion.
rocket
A vehicle, missile, or aircraft which obtains thrust by the reaction to the ejection of fast moving exhaust form within a rocket engine.
sailplane
A glider designed for sustained flight.
script
The written text of a play,film, or broadcast.
seaplane
An aircraft with floats or skis instead of wheels, designed to land and take off from water.
slogan
A short, memorable phrase used in advertising or associated with a political party or group.
space shuttle
A rocket launched space-craft able to land like an unpowered aircraft, used for journeys between earth and craft orbiting the earth.
(UAV) Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle
A powered, aerial vehicle that does not carry a human operator, uses aerodynamic forces to provide vehicle lift, can fly autonomously or be piloted remotely, can be expendable or recoverable, and can carry a lethal or non lethal payload.
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