Rocket flight is much more difficult and requires much more calculation than it may seem to those not involved in NASA. The more fuel a rocket may have and the more powerful the engine a rocket may have doesn’t always mean it will travel the fastest or the farthest. The heavier the fuel tank, the more the rocket is affected by the pull of the planet’s gravity. Also, the more massive the rocket is, the more it is affected by the air resistance of the planet’s atmosphere. Many calculations go into finding the optimal shape and form for a rocket before constructing it. Rockets cost millions of dollars to construct and they better be able to achieve the intended mission. Also, nose cones and wings are applied to decrease the air resistance on the rocket, making it more aerodynamic.