# Related Rates - Rocket

- Author:
- Jason Slowbe

- Topic:
- Calculus

A rocket flies vertically at a speed of 4 miles per minute. You watch the rocket from a distance of 30 miles away. At what rate is the angle of elevation to the rocket changing after 12 minutes?

Does the angle of elevation change faster at the beginning of the launch, or well after the launch? What is the maximum value for the angle of elevation?