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Microgravity: living on the International Space Station
Microgravity: living on the International Space Station

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7 Summary

Now is a good time to revisit the learning outcomes for this week. Here is a summary of what you have covered.

  • You have looked at terminal velocity in the context of a microgravity environment with particular emphasis on Felix Baumgartner’s skyfall and drop towers.
  • You have considered how scientific research is being carried out on the model of planet formations using the coefficient of restitution.
  • You have calculated values of speed, given distance and time data.

Next week you will look at the arguments for and against space exploration. Specifically you will look at its benefits and disadvantages and then consider whether there is such a thing as ‘bad science’.

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