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Height of a Zero Gravity Parabolic FlightMath 1010 Intermediate Algebra ProjectBackground InformationHave you ever wondered what it might feel like to floatweightless in space? One way to try it out is to fly on aspecial aircraft that astronauts use to train for their tripsto space. Both NASA and the Russian Space Agencyhave been flying these for years.The way this isaccomplished is to fly to a high altitude, drop down togain speed, and then start a large parabolic path up inthe sky.For a time ranging from 10 to 20 seconds,along the top part of the parabolic flight, anenvironment simulating zero gravity is created withinthe plane.This effect can cause some nausea in theparticipants, giving rise to the name “Vomit Comet”,the plane used by NASA for zero-G parabolic training flights.Currently there is a private company thatwill sell you a zero-G ride, though it is a bit expensive.The Problem

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Math, Algebra, Weightlessness, quadratic model, parabolic flight, Zero Gravity Parabolic

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