Simulating the Low-Gravity Conditions of Space in the Lab
Astronaut Jan Davis stands beside signs that say gravity and microgravity

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

Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: 5-12
Year: 1996

This NASA video segment shows the different research equipment that scientists use on Earth to study microgravity environments. Footage shows a drop tower, a research aircraft, and a rocket while emphasizing the limited time capacity inherent in the structures.

Simulating the Low-Gravity Conditions of Space in the Lab
Duration: 44 seconds
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This video clip is part of the Liftoff to Learning: Microgravity DVD that may be ordered from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE  →.

Other video learning clips in this series:
The Constant Pull of Gravity: How Does It Work?
What Is Microgravity?
The Role of Microgravity in Scientific Research
Fluid Physics Experiments in Space
Biotechnology Experiments in Space
Materials Science Experiments in Space
Combustion Experiments in Space