P2 6 Welcome to the Space Jam

Corban C. B. Gardiner, Oliver J. T. Brough, Joel E. Grout, Tom E. Halliday


This paper investigates at what radius away from Earth the game winning dunk from Space Jam would be possible. It was found that a gravitational acceleration of 1.21 ms^-2 would be required, leading to a distance of 1.63x10^8 m away from the surface of the Earth. The body with the most similar gravitational force to this was found to be one of Jupiter’s moons, Europa.

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