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Launchpad: Mass Properties [Archived]

Launchpad: Mass Properties [Archived]

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Learn how mass properties, such as weight, mass, center of gravity and inertia affect how things fly. See how NASA compensates for missing components in a flight test article by using ballast to meet mass and center of gravity requirements.

[Archived 2014 - Not all missions make it from design to launch. These archived videos describe missions that that would have taken humans back to the moon. While the actual missions were aborted, the technology and science behind the missions pushed innovation to new levels.]

Published on: June 22, 2009

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