October Sky Discussion Questions:
1. Why are satellites visible only about an hour after sunset and before dawn?
2. At the rate of an orbit every 96 minutes, how many orbits could Sputnik make per day?
3. Why was Sputnik important? How have satellites and rocketry changed life on Earth?
4. Use the formula to compute the height of a rocket climbing 12 seconds and 14 seconds:
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