Shuttle Launch


From: David Eggebrecht <deggebre@kusd.kusd.edu>
Subject: Shuttle Launch
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 20:51:29 +0000


The Shuttle Atlantis (STS-79) is scheduled to launch Monday morning. 
This will be a good opportunity to practice latitude and longitude with 
your students.  You can get real time data continuously during the 
mission. The data is updated every 60 sec.  If you have a computer in 
your room with web access and a large world map, try plotting the 
location of the shuttle for 15 minutes. I have the students place small 
stickers on our large map every minute.

Questions:
Can you calculate the speed of the shuttle?

Can you predict its trajectory for the next 15 minutes?

Why does it take a "funny" looking path?

Here are some links:

Atlantis Home Page
http://shuttle.nasa.gov/index.html/

Real Time sounds from Atlantis (Real Audio)
http://shuttle.nasa.gov/sts-79/sounds/

Real Time Data (including latitude and longitude)
http://shuttle.nasa.gov/sts-79/ccc/

View the Shuttle from the ground
http://shuttle.nasa.gov/sts-79/orbit/orbiter/sighting/

Dave Eggebrecht
Lance Jr. High
Kenosha, WI