This is an image of Newton’s Cannon. Given a high enough elevation, shooting a canon-ball at increasing velocity will cause it to travel further and further until it just goes into orbit, falling around the earth. That is what’s happening inside the ISS. It’s called free-fall - the same as Newton’s canon-ball. The ISS is falling toward... Continue Reading →
This is a no frill video (no audio) produced by scientists, to depict just how much junk "litter" we have floating around up in space, some of it going 35,000 miles per hour. Just something to think about.
Why is the International Space Station not in a circular orbit? The International Space Station is in a circular orbit around a globe called Earth. But if you try to stretch the globe out to flat map it looks like a sine wave pattern. This flat earth map is probably why you’re thinking it’s not a circular... Continue Reading →