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ERIC Number: EJ1154903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
Forces during Tim Peake's Launch to the International Space Station
Mobbs, Robin
School Science Review, v98 n363 p25-27 Dec 2016
Despite the advanced technology and engineering that has gone onto the International Space Station and other space programmes, the measurement of the force experienced in the spacecraft is tested using a method that is well over 350 years old. The time of oscillation of a simple pendulum, as often investigated in school physics, provides the basis for comparing the forces experienced by astronauts with the force of gravity we experience on Earth and recognise as "weight."
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Language: English
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