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        Engineer a Jetliner

        Experience the engineering design process as an aerospace engineer assigned to design and test an airplane, in this interactive produced by WGBH and The Documentary Group. Your challenge is to determine which wing and engine configuration is best suited to each of four missions (the defined needs or objectives for the airplane). The first three missions ask you to find airworthy, low-cost, and fuel-efficient designs. The fourth invites you to define your own objective. Consider a range of different wing and engine design solutions—each one rated for build cost, fuel burn, and weight—and choose a configuration to test. Then, depending on your results, refine the design and test again, or move on to the next mission. This resource is part of the Aerospace Engineering Collection.

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