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07. How Do We Get Around In Space?

Country Available: Canada

Bob MacDonald

So, you want to send a rocket to a distant planet? It’s not as easy as you think. In this episode, we talk about the tricky maneuvers that mission planners have to work out before launching a space probe to a planet or an asteroid. They include launch windows, gravity slingshots, and other nifty tricks of the trade. Let’s try a few rocket tricks, and see where we wind up. Astronauts describe the thrill of a rocket launch while Superman demonstrates how rockets stay in orbit. Then figure skaters show us how easy it is to miss another planet completely! You can experience the thrill of space flight yourself by joining a rocket club and flying your own model…3…2…1…

View a printer friendly version of this page...Copyright Date: 2005 Closed Captioned Length: 28 minutes Library Audience:
  • Youth and Adult
  • School Audience:
  • Grades 4 - 12
  • Subjects:
  • Science: Astronomy, Astronautics, Physics
  • Formats Available:
  • VHS Tape
  • DVD
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