NASA Webcast Series About the Tuskegee Airmen – Feb 2-14, 2012

Celebrate African American History Month with NASA’s Digital Learning Network Webcast Series — Flying Through African-American History With the Tuskegee Airmen

In honor of National African American History Month, NASA’s Digital Learning Network is hosting a webcast series titled Flying Through African-American History With the Tuskegee Airmen. The webcast series will focus on this elite group of African-American pilots who fought war and racism in World War II and the challenges faced by early African-American aviators.

The Tuskegee Airmen Balance Warfare With Science
Feb. 2, 2012, 1-2 p.m. EST
Learn more about the Tuskegee Airmen and their pivotal role during World War II. These pilots fought war and racism with one of World War II’s greatest weapons, the science of the P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft.

Technology Advances the Tuskegee Airmen
Feb. 7, 2012, 1-2 p.m. EST
The onset of World War II spurred the aerospace industry, one of America’s most notable accomplishments. Aircrafts were plentiful, but pilots were scarce. Technology supported the Tuskegee Airman’s victory over Nazism and Fascism in the European skies and racism on American soil.

Engineering a Proud Heritage
Feb. 14, 2012, 1-2 p.m. EST
Moton Field in Tuskegee, Alabama became the historic site that launched proof that African-Americans could fly and maintain sophisticated combat aircraft. Engineering schools such as the Tuskegee Institute provided the edge needed for African-Americans to make a significant impact during World War II.

Mathematics Fuels the Tuskegee Airmen
Feb. 14, 2012, 1-2 p.m. EST
Over 900 men graduated as pilots from the Tuskegee Institute pilot training program. The elite class of airmen was granted the opportunity to fuel flight success with calculated risks.

Teachers interested in having their classes participate in the live audience should visit the DLN website for details to register. Requests will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Classes not chosen to participate in the live audience may still join the webcast via live streaming on the DLN website.
For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/dln/special/TuskegeeAirmen.html.

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