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what is the best shape of a parachute? Answered

In my science class right now, we are making bottle rockets. I was wondering what the best shape of parachute to use is. Also, how should I attach the parachute to the rocket?

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Buster82 (author)2010-04-07

dome is better but almost impossible to steer

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cdubnbird (author)2009-05-05

a dome for a water bottle rocket but a rectangular foil if you're flying (directing) the parachute and you want to steer it.

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