Free digital text adds the physics of space flight

NASA and the non-profit CK-12 Foundation announce the addition of a new chapter to CK-12’s 21st Century Physics FlexBook: A Compilation of Contemporary and Emerging Technologies.

The new chapter provides students and teachers with a look at a contemporary NASA space transportation project and explains how simulation-based engineering is used to develop new technology – in this case, the Launch Abort System (LAS), a state-of-the-art astronaut escape system.

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