Young Scientists Take Flight

Kids compete for fame and fortune by taking on tough flight-related challenges.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM October 27, 2003

Austin Minor sat hunched over a table, cutting strips of copper into rectangles and pounding curves into the edges.

 

"I'm making thingies for the airfoil thingy to attach to the wind tunnel thingy over there," said Austin, 12, of Lee's Summit, Mo.

 

He was in a hurry. Time was running out. And the cameras were rolling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zachary Hopkins, Samantha Bates, Elizabeth Monier, Ryan Lee, and Austin Minor (from left to right) of the red team discuss their plans for designing airfoils.

 

Zachary Hopkins, Samantha Bates, Elizabeth Monier, Ryan Lee, and Austin Minor (from left to right) of the red team discuss their plans for designing airfoils.

 

 

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