Trip to Mars


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Title Trip to Mars
Description In this lab you will learn about something called a Hohmann transfer orbit, which is the least energy way to get from one planet to another. Lab uses several web applets: Chris Mihos's "Trip to Mars" (and supporting JavaLab website); PhET's "My Solar System;" and Chris Dolan's "Astronautics."
Subject Astronomy
Level Undergrad - Intro
Type Lab
Duration 90 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords astronautics, gravity, orbits, solar system
Simulation(s) My Solar System


Author(s) Elizabeth Praton
Contact Email epraton@fandm.edu
School / Organization Franklin and Marshall College
Date submitted 4/11/08
Date updated 4/11/08