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Project Mercury

NASA research mathematician Katherine Johnson is famous for calculating trajectories of the Mercury Space Capsule. In this project, students learn about Project Mercury and simulate the initial velocity and force needed to put the Mercury Space Capsule in a circular orbit around Earth


1 Hour

High School

Project Description

Project Demo

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Project Overview

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Hidden Figure: Katherine Johnson
Background: Project Mercury
Project Goal
Orbit Earth