1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data a rocket of mass 1.5e6 kg is launched upward from the surface of the Earth (mass Me =5.97e24, radius Re = 6.38 X 10^6m) with a speed of 0.5 x 10^4 m/s. What is the maximum altitude the rocket will reach above the surface of the Earth? 2. Relevant equations 1/2 mv1^2 - (GmM)/R1 = 1/2 mv2^2 - (GmM)/R2 where m is the mass of the rocket v1 is the velocity of the rocket (at rest?) G = 6.67e-11 (constant) m= mass of rocket M = mass of Earth v2 = velocity of rocket R1 = radius of Earth R2 = radius we are trying to find 3. The attempt at a solution I plugged in numbers for the above equation and my answer was 3.18559e7. This is a very wrong answer but what did I do wrong?