Apollo 15 Mission Footage: Hammer and Feather Experiment
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During the Apollo 15 space mission, astronaut David Scott decides to test Galilleo's theory that all objects fall at the same rate, despite their weight, in the absence of an atmosphere. In his test, he drops two objects with drastically different weights, a hammer and a feather, at the same time.



  • Jon H Hall
    about 1 year ago
    I use this clip to introduce 1) Galileo's transition from Philosophical science to the scientific method and 2) Introduce Free Fall Acceleration in my Physics classes.
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