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Visit this PhET site from the University of Colorado for a simulation of flying the Lunar Lander. With key commands that control the thrust and the orientation of the Lander, you'll be challenged to touch down gently on the lunar surface. You'll score extra points for soft landings, and you can monitor the altitude, velocity, and force exerted by the Lander.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
- Space Exploration
= Human Exploration
= Robotic Exploration
Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Middle School
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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- Learners
- Educators
- application/flash
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Additional Information
Physics To Go This resource was a Physics To Go feature from February 1, 2007 until February 14, 2007. View the feature here!
Nucleus This resource was featured by the Nucleus collection from April 28, 2008 until May 28, 2008. View the feature here!

Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2007 University of Colorado, Physics Education Technology
Additional information is available.
Keywords: acceleration, dynamics, force, lunar, moon
Record Creator: Metadata instance created January 25, 2007 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Aug 18, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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March 9, 2007
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PhET Simulation: Lunar Lander. (2007, March 9). Retrieved June 20, 2024, from PhET:
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