Thank you for your letter. Let me reply to your questions.
I obtained an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from George Washington
University. In graduate school,
I had the opportunity to work with aerospace engineers at Langley Air Force Base.
I am particularly proud of one project I
I hope you’ve heard about the successful flight of NASA’s X-43A
in March, 2004.
I helped analyze the aerodynamics of the Pegasus booster with
the test vehicle attached.
reached a speed of Mach 10.
I analyzed real-time data from a full-scale
simulator of a medium-range, commercial plane. And I used NASA’s
remote-controlled model plane to validate some wind-tunnel data on
After I completed my M.S. degree, Bell Helicopter–Textron
hired me to work on vertical lift
projects. About 2 months later, my supervisor asked me to work on a project at
the Paxtuxent Naval Air Station Maryland. The project involves the UH-1 Huey
and the AH-1 Cobra helicopters for the Marines. I’ve also been able to see the
flight of the new V-22 tiltrotor. They all really are awesome machines.
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