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Rocket EMOTION 5

My Rocket Science flash cards, Ect.

QuestionAnswer
Apogee The highest altitude a rocket reaches during flight.
Ballast Something that adds weight in order to improve stability or performance.
Center of Gravity The point on the rocket where all mass appears to be concentrated.
Center of Pressure The center of all of the drag forces acting upon the rocket.
Constraint Limit
Design To create or construct according to a plan.
Drag Force that acts between the object and the fluid and slows the motion of the object.
Dr. Robert Goddard Known as the father of modern rocketry.
Hypothesis Prediction based on prior knowledge or previous experimental data.
Laminar Air Flow Smooth, even airflow around the rocket skin.
Liftoff Occurs when the amount of thrust is greater then the weight of the rocket.
Propellant Contains both fuel and an oxidizer.
Rocket A self propelled device that carries its own fuel.
Thrust A force exerted upon or against an object to move it in a specific direction.
Total Impulse The thrust and duration of the rocket engine burn.
Turbulent Airflow Uneven airflow around the rocket skin increases the amount of drag.
Velocity The rate of change of position along a strain line with respect to time.
Wernher Von Braun In charge of developing the V-2 rocket used during World War II.