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Height of aZero Gravity Parabolic FlightMath 1010 Intermediate Algebra ProjectName: f,rit he \ Fni,LHave 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 largeparabolic path up in the sky. For a time ranging from 10 to 20 seconds, along th€ top part of theparabolic flight, an environment simulating zero gravity is created within the plane. This effect cancause some nausea in the participants, giving rise to the name tomit Cornef, the plane used by NASAfor zero-6 parabolic training flights. Currently there is a private company that will sell you a zero-G ride,though it is a bit expensive, around S5O00.This lab will have you take a look at the parabolic path to try to determine the maximum altitude

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