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In his 1865 science fiction novel From the Earth to the Moon, Jules Verne described how three astronauts are shot to the Moon by means of a huge gun. According to Verne, the aluminum capsule containing the astronauts is accelerated by ignition of nitrocellulose to a speed of 11 km/s11 \text{~km/s} along the gun barrel’s length of 220  m220\text{~ m}. In g units, what is the average acceleration of the capsule and astronauts in the gun barrel?

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The astronaut is accelerated to a speed of 11 km/s11 \textrm{ km/s} along the gun barrel's length of 220 m.220 \textrm{ m}. The rocket moves 3.5 km3.5 \textrm{ km} and reaches a speed of 7.0 km/s7.0 \textrm{ km/s} ( part c). The rocket is to orbit Earth at an altitude of 700 km700 \textrm{ km} (part d).

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