This video, part of a new series of ESA teaching resources called ‘Teach with space’, shows an experiment performed by ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti on the International Space Station demonstrating the concept of a barycentre, or centre of mass, freefall and how objects in orbit around each other move.
FUTURA mission: 200 days in space | Samantha Cristoforetti | TEDxESA
Barycentric balls – classroom demonstration video, VP07a
Earth views from space – 1 hour long in 4K!
ESA reentry expertise
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