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Subject: spaceship accelearation eventual velocity

Date: Thu Apr 26 12:59:22 2012
Posted by Theodore
Grade level: nonaligned School: hard knocks
City: Flagstaff State/Province: AZ Country: USA
Area of science: Physics
ID: 1335470362.Ph

I have a story in mind that involves a low acceleration space ship. If a ship 
could take off from earth and maintain a steady acceleration of 1.5 G, how 
long would it take to achieve a 250 mile high orbit? Sadly my math is not 
good. What formula would be used to calculate this? Thanks

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