Physics KS3 / GCSE: The Science of Space Dive
A six part collection of clips that look at the challenges faced by scientists, engineers and doctors ahead of Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking and historic skydive in 2012.
Students will be able to find out more about:
- Gravity, free fall, air resistance and terminal velocity
- Why a balloon was so important to Felix Baumgartner's Space jump
- How Felix Baumgartner's pressure suit and space capsule kept him alive
- The physics behind Felix Baumgartner’s epic free-fall and the challenges of working through the sound barrier
- The dangers of altitude
These clips are taken from the original BBC series, The Science of Space Dive
Suitable for: KS3 / GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and Third and Fourth Level in Scotland.