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SPACE SHUTTLE LANDING
 
Physics

Key Topics: Equations of Motion, Force, Work and Energy

This problem focuses on the MMACS flight controller, who monitors the data associated with the landing and deceleration procedures of the space shuttle. Students will apply equations of motion, force, work and energy and graphically interpret real data.

Students will
  • apply equations of rotational kinematics and dynamics to solve for unknowns;
  • apply equations of motion, force, work and energy to solve for unknowns;
  • represent a situation graphically; and
  • analyze data to derive a solution to a real life problem.


DOWNLOADS
> Space Shuttle Landing Educator Edition (PDF 380 KB)
> Space Shuttle Landing Student Edition (PDF 280 KB)

Related Resources
> VIDEO: Space Shuttle Landing Facility
> VIDEO: Interview of MMACS Flight Controller