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Centennial of Flight:
Aero Expo III

Future Flight Technologies

Event Page

Contents of this page:

the wright brothers glider and the shuttle lauching
with permission from Nick Engler

Description & Calendar

Centennial of Flight logo December 12th, 2003, join 300 students live from the NASA Ames Research Center Auditorium to celebrate 99 years of manned powered flight. Wilbur and Orville made their first flight on December 17, 1903. NASA Quest's Centennial of Flight Project continues to highlight the gifts that power flight has brought to modern day life and the ways that different people have made a contribution to aerospace and aviation in this event entitled: Future Flight Technologies.

webcast icon Webcast

Thursday, December 12,

10-11 AM Pacific,
1-2 PM Eastern

Webcast with Bob Jacobsen .

Take a trip to the Future! Check out what's on the horizon in the world of flight! Ask your questions of guest expert: Bob Jacobsen, Airspace Systems Program Director for NASA.
Attention Teachers!

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December 10

9 - 10 am Pacific
12 -1 pm Eastern
1700-1800 GMT

Chat with Nick Engler, Director and Chief Builder of the The Wright Brothers Aeroplane Company. Nick takes from his historic knowledge to build and fly Wright airplanes in order to gain a better understanding of the innovative
thinking of the Wright brothers.

Nick Engler photo
Read the Archive

December 17

10 -11 am Pacific
1 -2 pm Eastern
1800-1900 GMT

Chat with the Orville and Wilbur Wright about the process they used to design airplanes. Craig Hange (Orville) & Steve Shackelford (Wilbur) recreate history by answering your questions live.

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Before the Web events

If you’ve never participated in a webcast or chat, review

During this Web event, you will learn about the contributions of women to aviation and aerospace. You will actually get to interact with some aviators and NASA experts by posting your questions in the chat room!

Your goal is to identify problems that women faced in the world of aviation and aerospace and the many different contributions they have made.

Before participating in the online events, please review the bio(s) of the person(s) you will be talking to so that you can ask good questions and so that you don’t ask them any questions that they’ve already answered.

Here are some example questions you might think about before the events.

Additional Lesson plans of interest for this event

Educator Resources

NASA Occupations Chat Lesson (pdf download)

Flying through Time Video


To participate in a webcast, chat or forum, click the "join" links on the calendar of events, where you can find dates and times.

If you can't attend the live event, post your questions ahead of time, and come back later to check the archive.

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