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NASA eClips™: Designing a Capsule for Space
February 22, 2012
Target: Grades 9-12

Length: 5 minutes 27 seconds

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Why was the Apollo capsule shaped like a gumdrop? Learn about the blunt-shaped capsule used for past and present NASA spacecraft. See how engineers use the design process to help expand on the work others have done before them.

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