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STS-54 Commander Casper with DSO 802 & Physics of Toys on OV-105's middeck

1993-01-15

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

STS054-S-023 (15 Jan 1993) --- Casper holds up a paper boomerang before sailing it across Endeavour's middeck. The demonstration was part of a lengthy "physics of toys" program conducted by all five crewmembers on their third day aboard the Shuttle. Through telephone and TV downlinks, students in four schools around the country participated in a special lesson to discover how specific toys function differently in the classroom compared to those on the Shuttle. The boomerang was used to demonstrate Bernouli's principle and gyroscopic stability. The entire collection of toys will be videotaped for an educational program to be distributed to schools in the autumn. The scene was downlinked at 18:11:04:26 GMT, Jan. 15, 1993.

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  • Title: STS-54 Commander Casper with DSO 802 & Physics of Toys on OV-105's middeck
  • Date Created: 1993-01-15
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: rlobrie1

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