NASA and the LEGO company are teaming up to introduce children to the world of science and the endless opportunities of space. With the aid of a small LEGO shuttle that is to be launched with the Space Shuttle Discovery, their new program will take off.
If you were able to travel to the planets of our Solar System you would find that each one has a unique surface gravity. From Mercury all the way out to Neptune, Pluto and beyond, the gravity of the Sun will continue to tug on you, but not as strongly as the planet you orbit and land on.
Confused by the terms, geostationary and geosynchronous orbits? They are very easy to tell apart and each provides advantages depending on what type of satellite you are launching into orbit. Read on for the details.