Resource categories

Circular motion

Demonstrations of circular motion in various planes and the simple harmonic nature of displacement reduced to a single plane


Tim’s on-orbit demonstrations of elastic and inelastic collisions between objects of different masses filmed from multiple angles

Kinetic theory

On-orbit demonstrations of two masses oscillating attached to a spring, and a clear box containing plastic beads to represent particles


Understanding the phenomenon of gravity, how it governs orbital motion, and how the microgravity environment of the ISS can be used to explore fundamental science.


Find out about the kind of work that UK scientists and engineers are doing in the space sector, both in support of astronauts like Tim and in applications for life on Earth.

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