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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!

Author(s):

Shanti Rao

Date Accepted: 1999-03-11 Grade Group: Middle School (6-8) Benchmarks: S12.2.3 Keywords: rotation motion rocket launch Microsoft Word: 09_07_98_1.docx PDF Document: 09_07_98_1.pdf