ESA Education’s ‘Drop Your Thesis!’ programme

ESA Education’s ‘Drop Your Thesis!’ programme

24 februari 2017 15:29

Have you ever wondered why boiling water on the International Space Station is no simple task? It's because of gravity. Or rather, it's the lack of it.

Have you ever wondered why boiling water on the International Space Station is no simple task? Did you ever notice that the heads of the astronauts in space actually swell, and that they grow taller? Did you know that the flame of a candle in space doesn't assume its familiar elongated shape, but becomes spherical instead? It's because of gravity. Or rather, it's the lack of it. Microgravity is the reason for a plethora of incredibly fascinating phenomena which occur in space. ...

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  • Managing in Microgravity

    Managing in Microgravity

    Tim Hermans, a master's student in space exploration, participates in the 'Drop Your Thesis!' programme at the European Space Agency. This is a hands-on student project in which an experiment will be designed and carried out in microgravity in the ZARM Drop Tower in Bremen, Germany. The exciting but challenging programme requires hard work and careful management and planning. The coming year, Tim will post monthly blogs every last Friday of the month about his experiences and the ups and downs of his project. You can follow Tim's project team on Facebook as well.