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Simulating the Low-Gravity Conditions of Space in the Lab

Astronaut Jan Davis stands beside signs that say gravity and microgravity

Product Type: Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators, Informal Education, Students
Grade Levels: 5-12
Year: 1996
Subjects: Physical Science

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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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

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