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NASA Connect - Rocket to The Stars

NASA Connect video containing four segments as described following. First segment of Rocket to the Stars defines work and energy using the concepts of force, motion, distance, mass, height, and gravity. The work and energy segment covers the Gravitational Potential energy,and Kiinetic Energy equations. The Work and Energy segment next provides a problem that involves the calculation of the Kinetic Energy of 2 different rovers on the planet Mars. Second segment of Rocket to the Stars contains a preview of the Program's Hands on Activity which allows students to investigate the relationship between height a marble is released and distance a milk carton will travel once the marble hits the milk carton. Third segment of Rocket to the Stars describes Nuclear Energy and how NASA Scientists will use this energy in space exploration. Fourth segment of Rocket to the Stars describes a new rocket propulsion technology called Variable Specific Impluse Magnetoplasma Rocket or VASIMR for short.                                              

Video Information
Year: 2003
Genre: Educational
Keywords: NASA Connect; Rocket to the Stars; Jennifer Pulley; Energy; Work; Force; Distance; Motion; Joule; Potential energy; Kinetic energy; KE: Gravitational Potential Energy; GPE; Conversation of energy; Program Hands on Activity; Dr. Anita Krishnamurthi; Prometheus; Jupiter's Moons; Propulsion Technology; Nuclear Energy; Nuclear Reaction; Nuclear Fission; Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz; VASIMR; Variable Specific Impulse; Magnetoplasma Rocket; Plasma; States of Matter;
Duration: 00:28:33
Color: Yes
Sound: Yes
Amount of Motion: Low
Language: English
Sponsor: NASA
Contributing Organization: NASA
Transcript Available: Yes

Digitization Information
Digitization Date: 2005
Digitizing Organization: Open Video

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