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ATO # 93 - January 21, 2000

PART 1: Upcoming Chat
PART 2: Black History Month Chats
PART 3: Project News


QuestChats require pre-registration. Unless otherwise noted, registration
is at:  http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/aero/chats/#chatting

Tuesday, February 1, 2000, 10:30 - 11: 30 AM Pacific
Aerospace Team Online QuestChat with Gavin Botha

Gavin Botha uses two of the world's largest wind tunnels to test full size
aircraft. A Regimes of Flight Chat!
Read Gavin's biography at

Thursday, February 10, 2000 10 AM - 11 AM Pacific
Aerospace Team Online QuestChat with Kelly McEntire

Kelly McEntire manages a small group of mechanical, aerospace and
structural engineers, responsible for supporting the aeropropulsion
engineers (a.k.a., rocket scientists) in their lab.
Read his biography at

Wedmesday, February 16, 2000, 1:00 PM
Regimes of Flight Chat with Steve Smith

Steve Smith is an aerospace research engineer who studies how airplanes
will perform at different speeds. Right now he's researching supersonic
flight and he uses computers, wind tunnels and is build his own plane.
Read his bio at


Thursday, March 2, 2000 10 AM - 11 AM Pacific
Aerospace Team Online QuestChat with Earl Duque  

Earl Duque studies how air flows around, through, and under objects such
as wings, propellers and aircraft vehicles.
Read his biography at

February is Black History Month. To celebrate, NASA Quest will host a

series of QuestChats and forums with African American scientists and
engineers who contribute their work in support of NASA's mission and
goals. The schedule which may be added to over time can be found at

Some of these are of special interest to Aerospace Team Online

Thursday, February 3, 2000, 1:00 AM Pacific
Laurie Marshall, Aerospace Engineer, Dryden Flight Research Center   

Laurie is an Aerospace Engineer. Her recent work included a laminar flow
study of the wings of the F-16XL#2.
Read her biography at

Tuesday, February 8 - Thursday, February 10, 2000 Pacific
Forum(questions not answered live during three day period) with
Julie Williams-Byrd
Electronics Engineer/Aerospace Technologist, Langley Research Center

Julie designs and builds lasers to investigate the makeup of the
Read her biography at

Tuesday, February 8, 2000, 9:00 AM Pacific
Chat with Kim Hubbard, Computer Scientist

Kim works on system engineering and software development. She has helped
to network computers in space.
Read her biography at

Thursday, February 24, 2000, 9 AM Pacific
Chat with Aprille Ericsson-Jackson, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineer
Aprille works on guidance, navigation and control, and design analysis at
Goddard Space Flight Center.

Read her bio at http://quest.nasa.gov/space/frontiers/ericsson.html


Save on typing, you can now access NASA Quest at
The old URL will continue to work.

Sneak preview the "Regimes of Flight" a new resource for
teachers and students about flight at different speeds. This will be
targeted for grades 4-8. You will find background material, lesson plans,
chats and contests!! For more information see

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Regimes of Flight Class Mural Contest, Grades 4-8
January 25 - March 2,2000
For each regime (low, medium, high, supersonic, hypersonic) classes will
submit a mural that visually depicts not only the definition and
description of the category, but also visually depicts aircraft from that
category (Note: Key word "visually" means no words).

For more information: go to

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