Education - South Africa: Demonstration of Mass and Weight of Objects, and Action of Reactive Forces in Microgravity (Education-SA) - 01.09.14

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Experiment Details

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Principal Investigator(s)

  • V. N. Ulimov, S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, Russia
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    Developer(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
    December 2001 - June 2002

    Expeditions Assigned
    4

    Previous ISS Missions
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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview
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    Description
    A visual demonstration to schoolchildren of the difference between an object's mass and weight, action of reactive force, inertia of resting and moving bodies in zero gravity, as well as behavior of an object in zero gravity, as compared with terrestrial gravity environment.

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    Applications

    Space Applications
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    Earth Applications
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    Operations

    Operational Requirements
    glass and plastic balls, inflatable rubber balloon, paper airplane model, a stick on a rod with a ring and weights, South African flags, key chains, etc.

    Operational Protocols
    Filming nine video sequences, providing a visual demonstration of: the action of reactive force in zero gravity; the difference between an object mass and weight in terrestrial gravity and zero gravity; the action of inertia of rest and motion in zero gravity; determing an object mass in zero gravity.

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    Results/More Information
    Video footage taken during the experiment will be used for improving visual aids to make school teaching in South Africa more efficient and encourage schoolchildren to take interest in space exploration.

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    Imagery

    image The African educational programs kit.
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