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Toys in Space, 2In this educational video from the 'Liftoff to Learning' series, astronauts from the STS-54 Mission (Mario Runco, John Casper, Don McMonagle, Susan Helms, and Greg Harbaugh) explain how microgravity and weightlessness in space affects motion by using both mechanical and nonmechanical toys (gravitrons, slinkys, dart boards, magnetic marbles, and others). The gravitational effects on rotation, force, acceleration, magnetism, magnetic fields, center of axis, and velocity are actively demonstrated using these toys through experiments onboard the STS-54 Mission flight as a part of their spaceborne experiment payload. [Resource Guide referenced in the video is not available.]
Document ID
19950016855
Document Type
Video
External Source(s)
Authors
Herbert, Dexter (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
June 24, 1993
Subject Category
SPACE TRANSPORTATION
Report/Patent Number
NASA-TM-110541
NONP-NASA-VT-95-43944
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.