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This NASA footage shows the Atlas V rocket launching the Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity Rover).
Instructor NoteWhen teaching with this video, direct students to the student video library, which provides student access to all videos without links to instructor materials and solutions.
Three file formats are available to work with this video. For analysis, frame-by-frame viewing is needed.
download (Quicktime Video 12.2MB Feb16 14)
YouTube (does not allow frame-by-frame viewing)
A classroom-ready activity sheet with solutions is available here
How long does the rocket take to go the first 100 m?
How fast is the rocket going when it reaches 100 m if its acceleration is constant?
Can you determine the acceleration of the rocket using the information from this video?