Why Rockets Fly
A Primer About 
      Center of Gravity and Center of Pressure 
Arjuna Ponchione
Physics 211









What do these two rockets have in common?

A lot more than you might think. In order for any rocket to fly, it must obey some basic rules of physics. No rocket can escape the cardinal rule that the center of gravity must be in front of the center of pressure.




What does this mean?

A real world example

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