Generation Beyond Aviation Virtual Field Trip: Think Like the Skunk Works®

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Generation Beyond Aviation Virtual Field Trip

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 1:00 PM (EST)


For more than 75 years, Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works ® has created revolutionary aircraft and technologies that push the boundaries of what is possible. Join us in Palmdale, California at the Lockheed Martin facility to explore the unique Skunk Works® approach to innovation and design, including examples of successful collaboration and teamwork on highly secretive projects. These include:

  • “Nature Inspired Design”: Biomimicry
    Explore solutions to aviation design challenges by emulating nature’s patterns and strategies.

  • "The Ultimate Renewable Power": Lockheed Martin Compact Fusion Reactor (CFR)
    Imagine a reactor the size of a large truck that could power a city of 80,000 homes!

  • "Lowering the Boom": Supersonic Air Travel
    What's stopping us from travelling from New York to San Francisco in only 3 hours? The disruptive sonic boom planes create. The Lockheed Martin X-59 QueSST aircraft demonstrator will silence the boom and enable a speedy transportation future.

  • "From Design to Flight": Designing Aircraft
    From concept development through design, fabrication and flight test, learn about the variety of STEM technologies that scientists consider in designing aircraft.

  • "Flying Drones": Autonomous Aircraft
    Learn about the history of drones and some of the new advancements in the industry that will make improvements in analyzing weather behavior, surveillance, mapping and more.

Join us for a live, real-time Twitter chat at 1:00 PM ET by sending pictures and questions to @DiscoveryEd using #GenBeyond - we love to see how your students are participating!

To learn more about this program and to access the free, standards-aligned resources, visit

No special equipment is needed to view this event online. All you need is an internet connected computer (and a way to share with students - projector and speakers)

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Q: My classroom can't make this time, will there be an archive?

A: Yes, classrooms and teachers registered for the event will be notified when the archive is available soon after the live event.

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