Fun, Games, and Newtonian Physics in Space

05/10/11
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Like us down here on Earth, the astronauts on the International Space Station can’t work 24 hours a day. So what do they do up there for fun? Luckily, the zero gravity environment gives them a unique opportunity to goof around, as well as learn some important lessons in newtonian dynamics.

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Date: Sunday June 6, 2010
Time: 11:30 AM-01:00 PM
Venue: NYU Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavilion
Moderator: Miles O’Brien
Participants: Dava Newman, Leland Melvin, Sandra Magnus, Tracy Caldwell Dyson

Astronauts who've lived on the International Space Station and “walked” in space tell all: what it's like to ride on a space ship, and to eat, sleep, exercise, and even do science—in space. Come hear firsthand from the world’s most intrepid explorers—including astronauts Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Leland Melvin and Sandra Magnus—and Dava Newman, designer of an innovative spacewalking suit, about what it’s like to soar upward and leave our home, planet Earth, behind. Journalist Miles O'Brien moderates....[Read more]

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