Go Ballistic

What goes up must come down – but how do you predict where things land? Especially vital to know if you’re an astronaut or a human cannonball.

In this show-stopping workshop, teams collaborate to fire projectiles – working out angles, distances and trajectories to make sure their cannonball lands on target. This workshop looks at real-life examples of when humans themselves are the projectile – from astronauts to human cannonballs. We explore how scientific modelling and physical forces explain why astronauts like Tim Peake didn’t fall to Earth, and how human cannonballs make sure they land safely.

Kindly supported by Mathworks