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Experiment with different wing shapes and see why they work.
Design a paper airplane, print it, and fly it.
You're a rocket engineer! Design and launch rockets into space.
Fly a virtual airplane to your friends and see how far it can travel.
Learn about control, then try to fly different airplanes.
Build an airplane and master the forces of flight with it.
Check out the many possible designs.
Experiment with the forces of flight at home.
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