Warm Up Exercise, November 7-8, 2018 (with supplement)

SHORT ESSAY:1  The first airplane flight was in 1903.  The first human walked on the moon 66 years later, in 1969.  Almost half a century has passed since then.  In your opinion (1) is the rate of technological advancement faster or slower now?  (2) Explain and (3) give at lease 2 examples

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION: Only do the supplement below if you are one of the three students who have two engineering classes. Otherwise, do not proceed.

SHORT ESSAY:  Some people say advancement in aerospace technology is too slow — that is, people should have landed on Mars or beyond by the 21st century.  Say whether you agree.  Either way, please explain why we are where we are now, with technology.


  1. Your short essay should be a paragraph or two. “Explain” means to give some logical reasons for your point of view