Of particular interest to me was his discussion of the chaotic motion of the planetary orbits and of the slingshot effect that can give spacecraft a planetary boost.
When Lamberton first moved to the desert at age ten, he says, he took pleasure in impaling whiptail lizards, or stoning songbirds with his slingshot .
On Friday last week the Centre had to have seven large windows repaired at a cost of $2,000 after a stone and slingshot raid by vandals.
‘It's a type of slingshot , A'senti,’ he corrected her.
Adam had sent Hoss to collect stones for his slingshot while he had taken care of killing and bagging the animals.
It uses a combination of Lorentz Force turning and gravitational slingshot (if feasible) to alter its trajectory so that it passes by a number of stars in succession, finally returning to Earth to begin the cycle again.
Another study, made early in 2003, suggested that a close encounter between the second and third star, acting as a kind of gravitational slingshot , had hurled the third star out of the system.
At the end of 1990, the speeding Galileo carried out another slingshot maneuver, this time involving the Earth, and entered an orbit that will bring it back for a second slingshot past the Earth some two years later.
In his hand he held a small home made wooden slingshot .
Launch must happen by 2006 or Jupiter will no longer be in position to slingshot the craft towards Pluto with a gravity assist, and the trip to Pluto will take years longer.