Question

# This huge rocket was as tall as a football field is long. Its mass is 3,038,500 kg. If this rocket accelerated from rest at 5 g’s, How much force was used to lift it off the ground?

Answer

148,796,500 N.

- Q: How much force was used to lift the rocket off the ground? A: We can use the formula F = ma to find the force required to lift the rocket off the ground. F = ma.
- Q: What is the mass of the rocket? A: The mass of the rocket is 3,038,500 kg.
- Q: What is the acceleration of the rocket? A: The rocket was accelerating at 5 g’s or 49 m/s^2.
- F = ma = 3038500 kg * 49 m/s^2 = 148796500 N.