MSURA Exclusive: Flying to New York in One Hour
- Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
- MSU Alumni Foundation , Great Room - view map
Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Anthony Demetriades, will review the history of jet travel and concentrate on the key technical issues that make supersonic travel so challenging in our day and age. You'll receive a layman's explanation of sound, the concept of the Mach number and how shockwaves caused by airliners flying at supersonic speeds are formed.
Tony will draw parallels between the "sonic boom" issue associated with supersonic flight and the danger of violent explosions - including the effects of nuclear weapons, shooting stars and meteorites (such as the Tunguska and Chelyabinsk meteors). Professor Demetriades will ultimately provide suggestions for overcoming the hurdles of commercial and supersonic flight.
As of August 20, 2021, the MSU Alumni Foundation updated its guidance on masks in accordance with recently released CDC recommendations as well as updated mask guidance from Montana State University. Mask guidance for this event and all in-person events held at MSUAF is as follows:
- All visitors need to wear face masks in indoor public spaces. This includes walking through common areas in our building.
- Masks need to be worn in conference rooms and common meeting areas when social distancing is not possible.
- If social distance can be maintained in rooms, wearing a face mask remains optional.
- Masks are optional in outdoor spaces.
You can register at msuaf.org/supersonic. An RSVP is required by Tuesday, September 21.
If you have questions regarding this event, please contact the MSU Alumni Foundation at 406-994-2586 or [email protected].
- Alumni Foundation