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STEMonstrations: Angular Momentum

How does the International Space Station continuously orbit Earth at a speed of 17,500 miles per hour? What would happen if the space station sped up or slowed down? In this STEMonstration, United Arab Emirates (UAE) astronaut Sultan Alneyadi, demonstrates the connection between angular momentum and an object’s orbit using a yo-yo in the space station’s microgravity environment. Tune in to learn how angular momentum affects everything from cars driving around corners to the orbit of objects in space.

Publish Date
Run Time 00:04:37
Topic Humans In Space
Series STEMonstrations
Episode Episode 28
Video Quality HD
Rating TV-G