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NASA - Liftoff to Learning: "Space Basics"
November 27, 2007

Target: Grades 5-8

Length: 20 minutes 55 seconds


This program answers basic questions about spaceflight including: how spacecraft travel into space and remain in orbit; why astronauts float in space; and how spacecraft return to Earth. Viewers learn how English scientist Isaac Newton formulated the basic science behind Earth orbit more than three hundred years ago.



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