From Nerdist comes an infographic outlining the fastest space craft in the known universe — both real and fictional! Check out the picture here! (Nerdist)
Look at the infographic linked above.
Pick out two of your favorite ships from the “relativistic” category. Calculate their acceleration in m/s^2 (meters per second per second). Compare those to a roller coaster in our very own Dollywood called the Tennessee Tornado, which reaches 3.7G. How is it possible that a roller coaster achieves the same G-force as a space shuttle?
Then, pick out two of your favorite ships from the “faster than light” category (Note: These are *all* fictional, as this type of travel is not yet possible). Calculate their speed in miles per hour (You need to know that there are 1000 meters in a kilometer, and 1.62 km in a mile to do this calculation). Please note that you may put your answers in scientific notation, and that you may not choose the Heart of Gold for this exercise.
*If you liked this badge, thank Eleanor for sharing the infographic with me!