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This NASA feature presents a discussion with country music star Clint Black describing how resonance occurs in a guitar and in the space shuttle rocket and spacecraft.  The air chamber, vibrations, and resonance of an acoustic guitar are discussed and paralleled with those of a rocket.  Holographic interferograms show the resonant vibrations in the soundboard of a guitar. Also included are a recording of Black's related NASA public service message and a video of his visit to NASA.
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Physics To Go This resource was a Physics To Go feature from May 16, 2007 until June 1, 2007. View the feature here!


Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2005
Provided by NASA
Keywords: resonance, resonate, sound, vibration, wave
Record Creator: Metadata instance created May 3, 2007 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Apr 23, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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October 21, 2005
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AIP Format
(National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, 2005), WWW Document, (http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2005/21oct_clintblack/).
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How is a Rocket like a Guitar?, (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, 2005), <http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2005/21oct_clintblack/>.
APA Format
How is a Rocket like a Guitar?. (2005, October 21). Retrieved October 23, 2014, from National Aeronautics and Space Administration: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2005/21oct_clintblack/
Chicago Format
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. How is a Rocket like a Guitar?. Washington: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, October 21, 2005. http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2005/21oct_clintblack/ (accessed 23 October 2014).
MLA Format
How is a Rocket like a Guitar?. Washington: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005. 21 Oct. 2005. 23 Oct. 2014 <http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2005/21oct_clintblack/>.
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