Join astronauts on-board the International Space Station to learn more about centripetal force and why planets or moons and artificial satellites like the space station stay in orbit. Use math to find out if the artificial gravity in science fiction movies can be a reality. (7:51 min.)
University teaching, service and some research in spacecraft and engineering disciplines. In my past role as Mission Engineering manager, I was responsible for designing and implementing small spacecraft missions.
The use of kilometers is no longer a sensible unit for measuring distances in space due to its vastness. To overcome this, astronomers came up with the light-year.
This video shows you how to use a bubble detector as part of the RADI-N2 & You Action Project.
This backgrounder helps explain the laws of Orbital Mechanics
Most people wouldn’t guess that rocket scientists sometimes fail to catch silly mistakes, especially because it matters. But they do, and have lost machines that cost more than your average Hollywood blockbuster.
Learn about the bubble detectors being used in the RADI-N2 & you Action Project in this Sky Science backgrounder
How does matter behave near zero degrees Kelvin? Starting in 2016, researchers on the International Space Station will find out as they investigate quantum physics using the Cold Atom Lab.