To better educate the public on the basic design of NASA's current mission rockets, Rocket Science 101 software has been developed as an interactive program designed to retain a user's attention and to teach about basic rocket parts. This program also has helped to expand NASA's presence on the Web regarding educating the public about the Agency's goals and accomplishments.

The software was designed using Macromedia's Flash 8. It allows the user to select which type of rocket they want to learn about, interact with the basic parts, assemble the parts to create the whole rocket, and then review the basic flight profile of the rocket they have built.

This program was written by Dennis Armstrong of Space Gateway Support and Deborah Funkhouser and Donald DiMarzio of Kennedy Space Center. For further information, contact:

Teresa L. Kinney
ELV Structural Dynamics
VA-F3
Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899
Phone: (321) 867-5060

Refer to KSC-12942, volume and number of this NASA Tech Briefs issue, and the page number.


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This article first appeared in the December, 2007 issue of NASA Tech Briefs Magazine.

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