Cratering the
Moon ChallengePreliminary Design by:
What I did was, first I thought about using the
spring like drew in my design and realized it would not work, instead
I used a Nascar shooter unit and to make it go angles I attached a protractor.
Then I tested all of the angles. I found 15 degrees was the best angle,
at least on the earth. The trick was the requirements would need the
most ejecta which meant a person would need the most acceleration which
would launch spinning or have height and the most gravitational potential
energy which meant not too high and not too low (which was my hypothesis)
and my hypothesis was correct after my results, I tested many times
and each time I got a lot of speed and a lot of distance as I said earlier
and this would save the space shuttle from getting extremely close to
the moon to launch. I also realized there wouldn’t be much gravity
so the impactor would have to go with such a force but according to
Newton the force applied will push back (every action has an equal and
opposite reaction in my own words), so it would be pushed back the same
distance, so the second grabber unit should be programmed to go twice
as far to get to the moon.
