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Bessie Coleman - Study of Aeronautics

Bessie Coleman - Study of Aeronautics Aviation & Space Exploration STEM

After Bessie Coleman became a famous American pilot, she wanted to open a school for people of color - and women - to study aviation.

Even in the early 1900s, pilots needed to understand the aeronautics of flight.  As Darrel Collins, from Kitty Hawk National Historical Park, once observed:

Before the Wright Brothers, no one in aviation did anything fundamentally right.  Since the Wright Brothers, no one has done anything fundamentally different.

Bessie Coleman, who learned to fly after the Wright Brothers' success, learned - and understood - the science of aeronautics as it was known in the early 1900s.  She wanted to share that knowledge - and the excitement of flying - with others who were denied the opportunity elsewhere.

Follow the link to learn more about drag equations at NASA's website.

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Image online, courtesy NASA.

 

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