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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 $11 \text{~km/s}$ along the gun barrel’s length of $220\text{~ m}$. 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 $11 \textrm{ km/s}$ along the gun barrel's length of $220 \textrm{ m}.$ The rocket moves $3.5 \textrm{ km}$ and reaches a speed of $7.0 \textrm{ km/s}$ ( part c). The rocket is to orbit Earth at an altitude of $700 \textrm{ km}$ (part d).

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