Earth's Atmosphere: How Does It Differ From the Atmosphere in Space?
A cartoon astronaut floats beside a tool that measures pressure

The information in this video was accurate as of the original publication date.

Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: 5-8
Year: 1991


In this NASA video segment, astronaut Linda Godwin describes the characteristics and significance of Earth's atmosphere. Viewers learn which elements make up Earth's atmosphere, how the atmosphere protects Earth from harmful space debris, and why the atmosphere is important in maintaining global temperature. The video clip also discusses atmospheric pressure and how it changes as astronauts enter space.

Earth's Atmosphere: How Does It Differ From the Atmosphere in Space?
Duration: 1 minute 58 seconds
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This video clip is part of the Liftoff to Learning: Go for EVA DVD that may be ordered from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE  →.


Other video learning clips in this series:
ExtraVehicular Activity (EVA): Astronauts Walk in Space
Environment, Temperature and Space Debris Pose Challenges for Space Walkers
A Look at the Development of the Spacesuit, From Past to Present
Weightless Environment Training Facility (WETF): Simulating Space Conditions Underwater
A View of Astronauts Walking in Space