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      the study of flight and the workings of aircraft

The first "A" in NASA stands for aeronautics.

One reason NASA studies aeronautics is to learn how to make flight safer.


Related Links:
What Is Aeronautics?
How Do Planes Fly? Storybook


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Engineers test a Navy plane at NASA Dryden's flight loads lab.
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