# In 1865 Jules Verne proposed sending men to the Moonby firing a space capsule from a 220-m-long cannon with finalspeed of 10.97 km/s. What would have been the unrealisticallylarge acceleration experienced by the space travelersduring their launch? (A human can stand an acceleration of 15g for a short time.) Compare your answer with the free-fallacceleration, 9.80 m/s2.

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In 1865 Jules Verne proposed sending men to the Moon
by firing a space capsule from a 220-m-long cannon with final
speed of 10.97 km/s. What would have been the unrealistically
large acceleration experienced by the space travelers
during their launch? (A human can stand an acceleration of 15g for a short time.) Compare your answer with the free-fall
acceleration, 9.80 m/s2.

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