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Our World: Gravity in Space [Archived]

Our World: Gravity in Space [Archived]

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What is gravity? Find out about the balance between gravity and inertia that keeps the International Space Station in orbit. Learn why astronauts "float" in space and how the space shuttle had to slow down in order to come back to Earth. [Archived 2014 - From 1981 through 2011, NASA space shuttles flew more than 130 times, carrying over 350 people into space and traveling more than half a billion miles. These archived videos, while dated due to the retirement of the shuttle and changes in other missions, contain information about the amazing technology and scientific contributions embedded within the space shuttle design.]

Published on: March 19, 2013

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NASA, NASA eClips, NIA, Our World, elementary, engineering, video, education, technology, science, Earth, space, inertia, gravity, International Space Station, ISS, shuttle, orbits, thrusters, John Bacon, science, NGSS, SEP1, SEP6, 3. Forces and Interactio