Rocket Lab successfully makes it to space - ROCKET LAB PRESS RELEASE Rocket Lab broke new ground today when its Electron rocket reached space at 16:23 NZST. Electron lifted-off at 16:20 NZST from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on the Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand. It was the first orbital-class rocket launched from from a private launch site in the world.
An introduction to rockets and mass - TEACHER RESOURCE: In this activity, students view a PowerPoint presentation introducing some rockets, their purposes and distances travelled in space. By the end of this activity, students should be able to: describe some rockets and their purpose begin to think about what they already know about rockets and space and what they want to find out describe the relative distances and sizes of the Earth, the atmosphere, the Moon and the Sun and…
NZ's first space launch (or the early days of Rocket Lab) - TEACHING RESOURCE Rocket Lab launched New Zealand’s first rocket designed to reach space in 2009. Their goal to reach space was to develop and showcase innovative technology that would appeal to potential international aerospace companies.
Peter Beck - ROCKET ENGINEER PROFILE: Position: CEO and technical director, Field: Rocket engineering, Organisation: Rocket Lab. Peter Beck is CEO and technical director of Rocket Lab, a New Zealand rocket technology company. He founded Rocket Lab in 2006 and led it to accomplish its first major goal of building and launching a rocket to reach space in 2009. He continues to lead Rocket Lab as a high-tech company in international markets.
Rockets and mass - TEACHING RESOURCE: The mass of a rocket is important for two reasons – an object with less mass accelerates more quickly, and an object with more mass has more gravitational force acting on it.
Minimizing mass - VIDEO Peter Beck from Rocket Lab in New Zealand talks about the importance of minimising the mass of a rocket to make it as efficient as possible. He explains the ‘spiral of doom’ in which any extra mass requires a lot more fuel and fuel tanks. Keeping mass as low as possible is the way to keep rocket size and cost as low as possible.
This is the flipchart I use to teach newton's laws and graphing motion to my 8th graders. I use this along with NASA's stomp rocket lab to teach about aerodynamics, force, motion, and acceleration. I also utilize motion sensors in order to begin teaching motion at the beginning of class.
The Tsiolkovsky rocket equation, or ideal rocket equation, describes the motion of vehicles that follow the basic principle of a rocket: a device that can apply acceleration to itself (a thrust) by expelling part of its mass with high speed and move due to the conservation of momentum.