Tim Launch forces
As Tim launched on the Soyuz rocket he experienced g-forces over and above the Earth's gravity due to the acceleration. In this task students measure and graph these g-force from the graphs obtained by tracking the swing of the pendant above his head. The shape of the graph can then be discussed in terms of the variation in gravity, his acceleration, air resistance, rocket stages, etc. It can also be compared with the graph of the forces measured in the capsule sent down by Tim afterwards.
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