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SPACE SHUTTLE PROPULSION SYSTEM
 
Chemistry

Key Topics: Thermodynamics, Molecular Structure and Bonding

This problem focuses on the PROP flight controller and his/her duties in monitoring the propellant for the RCS and OMS engines of the space shuttle. Students will identify the geometric structure, hybridization, and bonding of molecules and evaluate characteristics of reactions to determine the behavior.

Students will
  • identify the geometric structure, hybridization, and bonding of molecules; and
  • evaluate the characteristics of reactions to determine their behavior.


DOWNLOADS
> Space Shuttle Propulsion System Educator Edition (PDF 181 KB)
> Space Shuttle Propulsion System Student Edition (PDF 197 KB)

Related Resources
> VIDEO: How Things Work: Orbital Maneuvering System (RealPlayer)
> VIDEO: Interview with PROP Flight Controller Ian Young
> VIDEO: Interview with PROP Flight Controller Lonnie Schmitt