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Posts tagged altitudes

September 14, 2009

 

Jet breaking the sound barrier

Aircrafts And Their Supersonic Boom

Speed isn't the only factor affecting the sonic boom. Size and altitude also plays a vital role.

September 11, 2009

 

F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet

Faster Than The Speed Of Sound: The Sonic Boom Of Aircraft

In October of 1947, U.S. Air Force Pilot Chuck Yeager became the first person to fly a plane faster than the speed of sound.

May 3, 2005

 

Mile High, Feeling Low

It may seem that the Denver Nuggets have quite the advantage when playing the Detroit Pistons as a result of altitude. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 16, 2003

 

Popping Ears

Why do ears pop when traveling by plane? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

A red-eyed fly

How High Do Flies Fly?

Ever wonder why flies aren't at altitudes where airliners fly? Well, maybe you haven't, but today we're going to discuss how high flies can fly.

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