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Space Shuttle Commander

Copyright 1998 Lloyd Rieber

Web Version - Click here to run Space Shuttle Commander.

You need Authorware Web Player to run this game...

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This download site will automatically "sense" what computer you are using, so be sure to download and install from the computer you intend you use.

Stand-Alone Version - Click here to download a zipped folder containing a version of Space Shuttle Commander that can be installed and run on your Windows computer (Sorry, no Macintosh version)


CAI Format: Simulation/game

Instructional Objectives: Apply Newton's three laws of motion given a variety of gravity-free/frictionless situations in one- and two-dimensional space.

Intended Audience: 6th and 7th grade science students

Brief Description: SSC introduces students to Newton's laws of motion by asking them to imagine that they are the commander of the space shuttle.

Read about this example from Lloyd Rieber's book Computers, Graphics, & Learning


Click here for a web-based lesson on understanding Newton's Laws of Motion that incorporates the Space Shuttle Commander simulation.

Parents, public school students, and educators working for non-profit schools or organizations are welcome to link to this interactive educational web resource at no cost on the condition that each registers such use with Lloyd Rieber at Those who register will be notified in the event that this web address changes. Commercial vendors, corporate trainers, and others who are part of for-profit organizations should contact Lloyd Rieber for licensing arrangements.

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