Hi. This isnt really a submission, but just a question. Do you know any way to join NASA or any other organization or corporation of such? Do you a list of them? And the qualifications and everything? [popsiclesregiment]
Thank you for the question popsiclesregiment. If you dream of working in the space industry do the following:
- Stay in school
- Study math(s) and science
- Say NO to drugs
- Eat your vegetables
Initiative, problem solving skills and and a bit of creativity will help too.
Here’s a website to get you started: http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/dictionary/NASA.html
Good luck and remember: SPACE RULES
not sure how else to get this to you. just use google search next time ;)
Vitor/bumerangue: WIN! Actually, you win, I fail. :o) Still, search tool sucks.
Promoting the importance of science in an often-irrational world.
Submitted by DF (DFpercept@gmail.com).
Are the g-forces associated with acceleration in space equal to the same amount of force that you would experience on earth?
Yes, in space, if you accelerate at a constant rate of 9.8 m/s2 then you will feel the forces equal to that of 1g on Earth, as that is the free fall acceleration created by Earth’s gravitational pull. “G-force” is a term used to describe the forces exerted on an object at factors of Earth’s free fall constant, so 2g’s is 19.6 m/s2, 10g’s is 98 m/s2 and so on… it is the Newtonian “equal and opposite force” exerted on the object.
Don’t mean to be a buzzkill here but uh..
Thinking about Gliese 581c and the colonization of it is pretty awesome. Imagination fuel to the nth degree. But, hopefully some other people can gain similar insight I gained from this: We are DAMN lucky to be on this planet. The ideal balances that exist to support life in such vast quantities are like, miraculous.