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Gravity Probe [electronic resource]

ABC International
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
On April 20, 2004, a small spacecraft set out on a giant quest to answer one of the fundamental questions of our universe. This video clip takes a closer look at the extraordinary Gravity Probe B mission. Beset by funding cancellations, fire and failure, it's the longest single experiment ever conducted by NASA.
Release Date
2009
Run Time
18 min.
Language
English
Rating
6 & up
Notes
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films media Group on May 03, 2012.
Contents
  • Quest for the Truth about Gravity (2:46)
  • Nature of Gravity (2:22)
  • To Test Einstein's Theory of Gravity (2:02)
  • Perfect Gyroscope Sphere (2:32)
  • Obstacles to Success (2:01)
  • Launch Day (1:59)
  • Mission Funding Cut (0:51)
  • Einstein's Theory Confirmed (2:20)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2009.
Publisher no.
47728 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (18 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Mode of access: Internet.
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