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ARCHIVE: Launchpad: Designing a Capsule for Space

ARCHIVE: Launchpad: Designing a Capsule for Space

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Why was the Apollo capsule shaped like a gumdrop? Learn about the blunt-shaped capsule used for past and present NASA spacecraft. See how engineers use the design process to help expand on the work others have done before them.

Published on: June 23, 2009

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NASA; NASA eClips; NIA; Launchpad; high school; secondary; capsule; Apollo; Orion; engineering; design process; blunt-shaped; Gemini; Mercury; Faget, wind tunnel, High School, science, technology, engineering, math, STEM, education, video, Max Faget, NGSS,