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Zero gravity flight
James Burke explains how zero gravity effect is produced by the trajectory of the plane. We see him inside the special plane as gravity 'reduces' and he starts to float for about 30 seconds. This clip was broadcast in February 2006 as part of 'The Sky at Night - Apollo 11 - A Night to Remember' and is published as part of BBC Archive Collections: bbc.co.uk/archive/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
Could be used to introduce a discussion about the difference between weight and mass. At a higher level, the detailed information on the trajectory and aircraft speed could be used to investigate the acceleration due to gravity. For more information about the programme, see: bbc.co.uk/archive/moonlandings/index.shtml.
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