A Trip to Udvar

World War II

The P-61 black widow was the first U.S. aircraft designed to locate and destroy enemy aircraft at night and in bad weather.

       World War II was a two-front war in Europe and the Pacific, and the United States used its vast human and industrial resources to achieve victory--a strategy that required the use of air power.  

       Germany's air forces played a vital role in hitters conquest in Europe, North America, and Russia. On August 6 and 9,1945, the specially modified B-29s carried out two of the final strayed bombing missions of the war, dropping a single atomic bomb on Hiroshima and then on Nagasaki. Japan then surrendered days later.  

The Korean and Vietnam War

The YH-19a was the first practical single-Togo utility helicopters.
The MiG-21 was the Soviet Union's first truly modern, second generation jet fighter.

        The Korean War was the conflict between Communist and non-Communist forces in Korea from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953. The North Vietnamese government and the Viet Cong were fighting to reunify Vietnam under communist rule. Both wars dealt with problems between Communists.

Human Space Flight

Discovery retired from space flight as the longest-serving and most accomplished space shuttle orbiter, the champion of shuttle fleet.

        Human space flight was first achieved by the soviet Union followed by the U.S. The Soviet Union first launched a man into space in 1961, then the United states launched Alan Shepard and Virgil Grissom. Then John Glenn in 1962. human space flight is one of mans greatest achievement.

Space Science

The advance orbiting solar observatory(AOSO)was a scaled up version of the highly successful Orbiting Solar observatory series of satelittes

       Space science is science preformed from vehicles that travel about into earth's upper atmosphere or beyond. This covers a wide range disciplines. Space science came to be known in the later half of the 20th century. Some of the vehicles include balloons, soundin rockets, satellites, space probes, orbiters and landers.

Applications Satellites

The MLT 1540 light table was used to analyze film returned from SR-71 Blackbirds, corona satellites, and other photoreconnaissance vehicles.

Satellites are able to see and communicate across vast distances  which promised unique benefits. These spacecrafts (known as application sattlellites)  had two separate paths, one devoted to national security needs, the other to what interests civilians. They all provide similar services, communications, photography, remote sensing, weather analysis , and navigation.

Vertical Flight

The model 30 ship I was the first helicopter with a teetering two-bladed rotor system.

Helicopters are the aircraft that have the most bird like freedom to fly, this in which mankind has always envied. Helicopters able to operate freely in nearly almost any place on earth. For the first thirty years of the 20th century helicopters that could fly were yielded. The same technology that allows the helicopter to soar like bird also prevents the helicopter from being just like the airplane.

Germany WWII Aviation

Nicknamed the wurger (butcher bird), it flew throughout WW1 on all fronts in 1941.

         On September 1, 1939 the nazi Germany's swept into Poland and started World War II.  Bombers of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) composed the war's first air strikes. Through a period of less than six years, the weaponry and aircraft systems had been improved by Germany. The war ended on May 8th , 1945 when Germany surrendered.

This Tackk was made by Spogmai, Kavya, Deevena, and Mythri.

Note: The rest of the required exhibits were made on a different Tackk by Kimberly, Yasameen, Angelica, Mallie, and Alana (the rest of group 7).

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