NASA LIFTOFF TO LEARNING From Undersea to Outer Space
Field of Science or Math
5, 6, 7, 8
Liftoff to Learning Series, Episode 9. Tells the story of a life sciences experiment conducted on the first Spacelab Life Sciences mission flown on the Space Shuttle. More than 2,000 jellyfish were sent in space to learn about how living things adapt to the microgravity environment of Earth orbit. Scientists examined how microgravity affects the development of young jellyfish, especially their gravity receptors. THe gravity receptors of jellyfish serve a purpose similar to the inner ear of a human beings for balance and orientation.
Running Time: 15 minutes CLOSED CAPTIONED