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Educational Demonstration of Top Spinning Motions in Space (Top)


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Experiment Overview

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Brief Summary

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Principal Investigator(s)

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Sponsoring Space Agency

Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

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Research Benefits

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ISS Expedition Duration

October 2007 - April 2008

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Experiment Description

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Video recording of demonstration of Top spinning in weightlessness to make a film and further familiarization of students and schoolchildren with different behavior of bodies on Earth and in space.

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Operational Requirements

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Operational Protocols

Demonstrate gyroscopic effect in microgravity environment.

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Results/More Information

Photo and video information recorded on a videotape and flash card.

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Related Websites
  • Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment
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