Synopsis by Alice Day
Some of the most important interreactions of spacecraft involve their ability to rendezvous, and in Liftoff to Learning: Rendezvous with Math, students will learn how math is used to arrive at precise calculations for these feats. A group of students from a middle school math class work with space shuttle crew members to solve equations used in the rendezvous with the Russian space station Mir. The program is designed in segments to allow time for viewers to work on the problems. While the programs are aimed at students from fifth grade on up, the math in this episode may be more suited to older students.