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Launch

Launch

Author: Nathan Lampson
Description:

This concept will introduce the concept of measuring the velocity of an object by creating a scale. In addition to measuring velocity using successive images, it will also identify that acceleration is when the velocity of an object changes over time.

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Tutorial

Launching Curiosity to Mars

Launch

The successful launch of the Curiosity rover occurred on Nov. 26, 2011. Transit from Earth to Mars takes 254 days.

The Rocket: Atlas V-541

​Height: 58 meters (191 feet)

​Weight: With the rocket, fuel, and spacecraft, the weight of the launch vehicle is 1.17 million pounds.

 

Speed of a Spacecraft