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Earth's Atmosphere: How Does It Differ From the Atmosphere in Space?

A cartoon astronaut floats beside a tool that measures pressure

Product Type: Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators, Informal Education, Students
Grade Levels: 5-8
Year: 1991
Subjects: General Science, Life Science

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
> View QuickTime [6MB]

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

Page Last Updated: December 12th, 2014
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