1010 Zero Gravity Updated Fall 2015 - Height of a Zero...

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Height of a Zero Gravity Parabolic FlightMath 1010 Intermediate Algebra GroupProjectYour Name: __________________________________Have you ever wondered what it might feel like to floatweightless in space? One way to try it out is to fly on a specialaircraft that astronauts use to train for their trips to space.Both NASA and the Russian Space Agency have been flyingthese for years.The way this is accomplished is to fly to a highaltitude, drop down to gain speed, and then start a large parabolic path up in the sky.For a time rangingfrom 10 to 20 seconds, along the top part of the parabolic flight, an environment simulating zero gravityis created within the plane.This effect can cause some nausea in the participants, giving rise to thename “Vomit Comet”, the plane used by NASA for zero-G parabolic training flights.Currently there is aprivate company that will sell you a zero-G ride, though it is a bit expensive, around $5000.This lab will have you take a look at the parabolic path to try to determine the maximum altitude the

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