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    Supersonic: Pushing the Envelope
    Credit: Discovery Channel
Friday, October 11, 2013
10:00 am
Beckman Auditorium – Beckman Auditorium

Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: Breaking the Sound Barrier

Superman may be able to fly faster than a speeding bullet at will, but for the rest of us, the need for speed has been a long and challenging journey, filled with dangers and bumps along the way. From the Navy's top test flight center to Nasa's supersonic research program, the Discovery Channel's Supersonic: Pushing the Envelope takes us through just what it takes to beat sound in a race.

This stunning high-definition movie will serve as the springboard for a lively discussion about the science behind the beauty and wonder of nature.

David Chen, a graduate student in Engineering and Applied Science at Caltech, will introduce the film and guide the post-screening discussion.

Recommended for grades 3 and up.

This is a special one-hour school-day performance. For more field trip opportunities, or to make reservations, please call Mary Herrera at (626) 395-6059 or email at

Presented by: Caltech Committee on Institute Programs

For tickets and information, email, or call (626) 395-6059.
Ticket price: $5.
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