Weightlessness: it’s a word that could be used to describe how finishing finals week feels. It can ALSO describe what microgravity feels like. If you’ve ever seen astronauts on the ISS flying around, it probably looks pretty fun! And with commercial space flight in our future, you may even get to experience it someday! But is it safe? The human body is the result of countless years of evolution, all which occurred in the presence of gravity. Are we able to function when it is taken away?
VSAUCE explanation of gravity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Space footage from NASA archives
Filmed and edited by Anthony Pearson
Written by Julius Toth
00:01 Cocktail by Lucky Chester
02:44 Hard Boiled by Kevin MacLeod
05:36 Innermission by AIRGLOW
All music used under Creative Commons attribution licenses.
AIRGLOW music obtained from Royalty Free Planet on Youtube
Kevin MacLeod’s music is available at https://incompetech.com
Sources used in researching this video:
Abadie, L., Edwards, M. 2017, Nov. 1. Lying in bed for the sake of science: NASA co-sponsors bed rest study in Germany. Retrieved from https://www.nasa.gov/feature/
Blank, Chris. 2017, Sept. 11. Astronaut exercise equipment. Retrieved from https://www.livestrong.com/
McArdle, W. D., Katch, F. I., Katch, V. L. (2015). Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, energy, and human performance (8th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health.