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Why does a parabolic nose cone reach a higher altitude than a conical nose?

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A parabolic nose cone reaches a higher altitude than a conical nose cone because it creates less drag. Drag is the force of flight that acts in the opposite direction of motion. Air flows around a parabolic nose cone better than it flows around a conical nose cone. This means that the parabolic nose cone is more aerodynamic.

 

   

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