astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Jeff Williams demonstrate Newton’s First Law of
Motion in microgravity aboard the International Space Station. Astronaut Mark Vande Hei shows how an object at
rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion
unless acted upon by an outside force. Astronaut Jeff Williams shows what
happens to objects inside the International Space Station when they experience
a reboost. How does this physics phenomena compare to the motion we experience
here on the earth’s surface?
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