Guided Tours of Hypersonics
NASA's Guide to Hypersonics (NGH) was created
as a Web-based "textbook." The creation of the NGH is a research project
to explore the use of the personal computer and the Internet to present educational
materials to students, teachers, and lifelong learners in a more interactive
way than a printed, bound textbook.
As a general rule, the Web consists of many individual pages that are
connected, or related, to one another through hyperlinks. The Web is,
therefore, much less structured than a bound book, in which one page follows
another in a definite, numbered sequence. We have intentionally organized the
NGH to mirror this unstructured approach. Users can navigate the pages
of the NGH through hyperlinks based on their own interest and inquiry.
For those who prefer more structure to the information available at the NGH,
we have organized an alternative to the unstructured approach--a number of guided
tours through the site. Each tour is organized around a single topic, and
users move from page to page through the tour by using special buttons at the
bottom of each page.
Click to move back to the previous page.
Click to move to the next page.
Click to return to this page at the end of each tour.
(Some pages will be "crossed" by more than one tour, so it is important
to remember which tour you are on. If you click on a hyperlink you will leave
the tour; you can rejoin the tour by using the browser's "Back" command.
If you wish to abort a tour and return here, just click on the "Guided Tours" label
located above the buttons.
All of the tours begin and end on this page unless otherwise noted.
Descriptions of each tour are given below--just click on the
name of the tour to start you on your way. Have fun!
- Beginner's Guide Home Page