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Welcome to Student Stumpers

Student Stumpers is a site created for students to connect with other kids who are also participating in the project. In this section, students make up challenging questions about this project that they think would be difficult to answer. Below we will list the questions. Other students then email their responses directly to the student author of the question. Send your Student Stumpers to me: Susan Lee. In the subject, write Aero Student Stumpers, and I will put them online for others to respond directly to you.

Things to consider before you post: Please read this at least once!

Received March 18, 1998

  • What type of fuel does the SR-72 use that is so heat resistant that it can put a lit match out?
  • What is the top speed of a Phoenix missle, carried by the F-14 Tomcat, maximum range, and what guides the missle to it's target?
  • What is the top speed of the experimental X-15?

    Answer to: Josh Zhang

Received January 15, 1998

    What keeps the SR-71's engines from blowing up?
    Answer to: R. Wylie

    What do the pilots wear on the SR-71's flights?
    Answer to: R. Wylie

    What was the speed of the CRV-7 used by the Jaguar in the Desert Strike?
    Answer to: Alex D.

Received December 10, 1997

  • What is the exact height of how high the SR-71 can fly?
  • What put the XB-70 Valkyrie out of business?
    • One clue It has something to do with a tiny F-104.
  • 3) When will the Comanche helicoptor be used in war?
    Answer to: Alex Donahue

Received December 2, l997:

    What is the radar cross section of the B2?
    Answer to: Louise Donahue

Things to consider before you post: Please remember when your email address is on the Internet you are open to responses from anyone who wishes to reply. You will need to use good judgment when receiving and answering email from someone you don't know. Here are a couple of guidelines which can make this a truly worthwhile experience:

    Avoid giving your address, telephone, school location, or any information that could lead to an unwanted contact.

    Be courteous when you respond to email. Remember, there is a person who will be receiving your mail.

    If you have any question about what you read or if anything you receive is inappropriate or makes you feel uncomfortable, please report promptly to your teacher, parent and please let me know as well.

During the course of this project, I would like to hear from you as to how the experience as a Student Stumper is going.

A note to teachers: Whenever a student uses the Internet, it is important that they be aware of some guidelines for "acceptable use." In the event that you should need some help in formulating your policy, there are lists online of existing policies which can help.


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