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What Is Microgravity?

A cartoon astronaut floats in a falling elevator

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

This NASA video segment defines microgravity. Viewers learn that microgravity is, in essence, a product of free fall and that experiments aboard the space shuttle experience continuous free fall. The segment also discusses ways to briefly recreate microgravity on Earth.

What Is Microgravity?
Duration: 2 minutes 20 seconds
> View QuickTime [8MB]

Other video learning clips in this series:
The Constant Pull of Gravity: How Does It Work?
Simulating the Low-Gravity Conditions of Space in the Lab
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

Page Last Updated: December 12th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild