Our Space

Richard Garriott, a computer games entrepreneur, adventurer and astronaut, visited the International Space Station in 2008. This collection from Our Space contains some of the videos he made to illustrate life and science in zero gravity. The Our Space web site contains additional video clips, information, facts and images that can be downloaded for use in the classroom or for students' projects.

This collection of short video clips looks at topics that include:
* motion in zero gravity
* conservation of momentum
* angular momentum
* gyroscopes
* living in zero gravity
* the Earth from space

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Conservation of Momentum

These short video clips, from Our Space, show Richard Garriott during his mission to the International Space Station, illustrating the conservation of momentum. Using the unique conditions found in micro-gravity, Richard demonstrates conservation of linear momentum using collisions between two tennis balls. The...

Earth Observation from Space

This short video clip from Our Space shows Richard Garriott during his mission to the International Space Station, and what the Earth looks like when viewed from space. He takes a photograph of the stunning Palm Island development in Dubai, an example of the sort of information-gathering which can be done from...

Fluids and Motion in Space

These short video clips, from Our Space, show Richard Garriott during his mission to the International Space Station, illustrating how everyday materials and activities are very different in space. Each video illustrates one of the following different phenomena:

* Fluids in space* Magic carpet -...

Forces and Motion in Space

Produced by Our Space during his visit to the International Space Station, these short video clips entertainingly illustrate aspects of movement in space. They allow students to see how objects move when apparently weightless. In these videos, Richard demonstrates:

* Movement in space* Gyroscopes*...

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