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Thrust and Motion
In this simulation the spaceship weighs 1000 kilograms and it carries 8900 kilograms of cesium propellant for the
ion propulsion engines. Travel away from center coordinates at maximum
acceleration. Note speed attained. Then slow and reverse the spaceship
course. Bring spaceship to rest* at home (coordinates 0, 0**). Try to rich
high maximum speed when going and coming without running out of fuel before
coming to rest* back at home (0,0)*. Play like a game or make calculations
as required to optimize flight plan. Note, the maximum speed attained going and
coming. Your score is the lower of the two peak speeds attained.
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