Seeking revolutionary technologies for educational
applications, and sharing aerospace technology through web-based
resources, computer simulations, and videoconferences.
The Glenn LTP people behind the Virtual Aeronautics
Kathy Zona - Former Project Manager.
Theresa Scott - Acting Project Manager.
Tom Benson - Aeronautical Engineer. Assisted with
programming of Water Bottle Simulation, including thrust and drag
equations. Edited entire site for scientific accuracy and technical
Joe Kolecki - Physicist. Contributed to Educator
Section and the Timeline of Rocketry, as well as reviewing and editing
Ruth Petersen - Educational Coordinator/Technical
Specialist. Developed inquiry-based questions, Educator Section
material, and student pre- and post-assessments. Ruth provided links
to additional, appropriate NASA materials and edited the site.
David Mazza - Technology Coordinator/Web developer.
Developed all Flash animations and the user interface. He led the
team through the development process, working directly with Jerry
Jerry DeCarlo - Physics Teacher at St. Ignatious
High School in Cleveland, Ohio. Jerry developed the lessons in the
application and their corresponding supplementary educational materials.
Eric Bishop - Student at Ohio State University.
During a summer internship, Eric created the Java and Java 3D code
that run the simulator.
Chris Marks and Brian Mears - Pre-service teachers
at the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio. Chris and Brian created
the hands-on activity, called Bottle Rockets and Propulsion, in
which students make and launch bottle rockets.
Shari-Beth Nadell - Engineer, NASA Glenn Research
Center, Cleveland, Ohio. Shari created the hands-on activity called
Newton's Third Law and Aircraft Propulsion, which is suggested as
a beginning exercise.
Any comments, concerns, or questions should be addressed
Responsible NASA Official: Jo Ann Charleston