NASAexplores This Week

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Subject: NASAexplores This Week
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 08:07:08 -0500

This week on NASAexplores we're featuring the articles, "The Plane That 
Flies Like A Shuttle," on the Gulfstream jet that's used for Shuttle 
landing training, and "Is Your Head Flexible?" on NASA's research on 
intracranial pressure.  Below are abstracts of the articles, as well as 
brief descriptions of the accompanying lessons for each grade level.

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Topic 1: The Plane That Flies Like A Shuttle

Astronauts use many tools to prepare for spaceflight, and this special 
airplane is one of them.  Modifications to a Gulfstream jet allow it to 
replicate the experience of landing the Shuttle.

Lesson 1 - Is It Aerodynamic? To learn what the term aerodynamic means.

Lesson 2 - The Shuttle Is A Glider: To construct a Space Shuttle glider.

Lesson 1 - Get Your Landing In Order: To learn about the different steps 
involved in a Space Shuttle landing, and to place these steps in 
chronological order.

Lesson 2 - Fly Between The Lines: To graph parameters for a Shuttle 
approach and landing, and then see if certain coordinates fall within those 

Lesson 1 - Flying, But Not Looking, Like The Shuttle: To compare the 
Shuttle Orbiter to the Shuttle Training Aircraft.

Lesson 2 - Go Fly A Brick: To design a wing system that can make a "brick" 

Topic 2: Is Your Head Flexible?

When astronauts travel into space, they may suffer nausea, vomiting, and 
swelling in the upper body and head. In the reduced gravity of space, their 
bodies continue to function as they do on Earth. This can cause a pressure 
buildup in the brain. Learn more about how researchers are figuring out how 
to monitor and prevent this pressure.

Lesson 1 - That's My Brain! To learn major areas of the brain and their 

Lesson 2 - October Is Brain Injury Awareness Month: To learn ways to 
prevent brain injuries.

Lesson 1 - Experiments With Pressure: To perform three experiments 
involving pressure that relate to intracranial pressure.

Lesson 2 - Analyzing Animal Idioms: To learn about different animal idioms 
and how slang is used in language.

Lesson 1 - Balloon Surgery: To simulate a brain surgeon's technique of 
drilling into the human skull to measure and release pressure inside the 
human skull after trauma.

Lesson 2 - A Helmut For Every Head: To explore the characteristics and 
criteria for protective head gear.


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