Aeronautics
You Decide
You Decide Scenario

NASA is interested in taking aerial photos in a stealth manner, without risking human life. Because loud aircraft would cause problems, rotorcraft, airplanes, and other motorized vehicles are out of the question! The best non-manned vehicle that can take aerial photos is a kite. It is your mission to develop a kite that can:

In this project, you will:

an example of an aerial photo taken with a kite by 
NASA researchers.

Follow the "Steps to Completion" (see the resource list) to help get you started!

At left is an example of an aerial photo taken with a kite by NASA researchers.

Resource List

Steps to Completion
Kites With Cameras
Web Quest
Using Trigonometry
Using Vectors

Kite Construction Materials List
KiteModeler
Develop a Hands-on Kite Test
Aeronautical Features to Consider
Refine Your Design

You Decide Intro