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Gravity Takes a Starring Role — But It May Not Be What You Think

In this edition of The Universe in the Classroom, learn about the starring role of gravity in the real life of astronauts and their work in space. In the fall of 2013, peoples’ imagination was captured by the movie Gravity. Though many of the plot elements were unrealistic, overall the movie accurately portrayed the role of gravity, and showing how people and objects move in space. The misconception arises when we ask about the role gravity plays. The movie gives educators a marvelous opportunity to help learners of all ages better understand how gravity works.