It may be as simple as a Styrofoam plate fashioned as a glider, or as sophisticated as the Space Shuttle. But aircraft of all sorts offer endless fascination to both children and adults.
WFYI and The Children's Museum of Indianapolis partnered to produce Wings Over Indiana, a special one-hour edition of the Emmy Award winning science series Indiana Expeditions. Host Rick Crosslin travels across the state, as well as to the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in California, to look at Indiana's connections to the history and science of aviation. The show will profile astronauts and aviators, some as young as 13-years old.
Through stunning videography and the use of miniature cameras, WFYI crews place viewers in the cockpits of airplanes, on the wingtips of gliders and aboard model aircraft to experience the thrill of flight. The program shows how model aircraft are used in the development of full-sized aircraft.
The documentary is a partnership with WFYI, The Children's Museum, and the Academy of Model Aeronautics as part of the Children's Museum's Curious Scientific Investigators: Flight Adventures initiative, which is funded through a grant from NASA.
Based upon work supported by NASA under grant award Number NNX10AK16G.
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