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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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Two men sit at computers while testing an airplane in the background
Engineers test a Navy plane at the flight loads lab at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California.
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