Question: A cylindrical spaceship of length 35 0 m and diameter 8 35

A cylindrical spaceship of length 35.0 m and diameter 8.35 m is traveling in the direction of its cylindrical axis (length). It passes by the Earth at a relative speed of 2.44 x 108 m/s.
(a) What are the dimensions of the ship, as measured by an Earth observer?
(b) How long does it take the spaceship to travel a distance of 10.0 km according to the ship’s pilot?
(c) How long does the spaceship take to travel the same 10.0 km according to an Earth-based observer?

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