Dropping a Hammer and Feather on the Moon


How about this as a setting for science demonstration? With the lunar module and a mountain as a backdrop, Apollo 15 astronaut David Scott recreates Galileo’s famous gravity experiment in a low-gravity vacuum by letting a hammer and falcon’s feather fall to the ground. (What no Bald Eagle feather available for a moon trip?) Which do you think will hit the ground first? Yeah science!!


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