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Rotational Motion and Rocket Launches

My friend Kyle works for Boeing on the Sea-Launch project. Sea-Launch is a portable, floating rocket launch pad for putting satellites into space. So, if Korea wants Sea-Launch to put a new digital TV satellite into space, and Sea-Launch can go anywhere in the world with water, where should Kyle take Sea-Launch? (No, it doesn't have a steering wheel. It gets pulled by tugboats.) Well, like any scientist, he scratches his head for a minute, then works it out. Grab a pencil and follow along!

Grade Level: Middle School (6-8)
Curriculum Topic Benchmarks: S12.2.3
Subject Keywords: Rotation, Motion, Rocket, Launch

Author(s): Shanti Rao
PUMAS ID: 09_07_98_1
Date Received: 1998-09-07
Date Revised: 1999-03-08
Date Accepted: 1999-03-11

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