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    Velocity of rocket exceeding the velocity of exhaust gas

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    It is possible for the velocity of a rocket to be greater than the exhaust velocity of the gases it ejects? When that is the case, the gas velocity and momentum are in the same direction as the rocket's. How does the rocket still obtain thrust by ejecting the gases?

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    From the reference frame of the rocket it is obvious that the rocket will gain momentum because the gasses are ejected in one direction, ...

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    The velocity of rockets exceeding the velocity of exhaust gas are determined. The momentum of directions going in the same direction are determined.