NASA's Destination Tomorrow™: Program 5 (2000 - 2001)
Target: Grades 9-Adult
Length: 28 minutes 30 seconds
"NASA's Destination Tomorrow™: Bringing the Future into Focus" is designed for educators, parents and lifelong learners by NASA Langley's Office of Education. This educational, informative program builds on the premise that much of NASA's aeronautical research focuses on creating today's knowledge to solve tomorrow's problems.
Program 5 consists of five exciting segments. In the "Behind the Scenes" segment, viewers will learn how NASA researchers crash test aircraft to make flying safer; in the "Tech Watch" segment, viewers will learn about the Intra-Cranial Pressure Monitor which will make treating head trauma cases easier; viewers meet John V. Becker, X-15 researcher in the "Retrospective" segment; viewers see how NASA is designing the revolutionary Blended-Wing Body aircraft in the "On the Runway" segment; and viewers find out how a jet engine works on the "How it Works" segment.