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Kerbal Space Program Part One



There is so much to talk about regarding our final project of the year, using the game Kerbal Space Program to explore interplanetary physics. At first, I had no idea how the game could actually teach us about physics. Then, we tried to go into orbit. The accurate depiction of momentum as you try to lock on to a location with S.A.S only to have your rocket oscillate as it slowly loses its angular momentum is a nerve racking and accurate simulation. In a less obvious fashion, learning when to make burns in order to be as fuel efficient as possible helps you get a great feel for gravity and orbit. There is more to come, as this game offers a wealth of physics.


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