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Video Analysis of the SpaceX Crewed Dragon Launch

It’s kind of a big deal. SpaceX launched the crewed Dragon 2 into orbit and dock with the International Space Station. Here are two important facts to put this in perspective. SpaceX was founded in 2002 and had their first rocket to reach orbit in 2008 (the Falcon 1). There has not been a crewed spacecraft from the USA since 2011 when the space shuttle Atlantis launched.

So, how do you celebrate an event like this? Some people might write a song or draw a picture — -but I like to do some physics. That’s exactly what I’m going to do. How about a…

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