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NASA Aerospace Education Services Project Free Webcast: Mass vs. Weight: What’s the Big Difference Anyway?

By SpaceRef Editor
January 10, 2011
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The Aerospace Education Services Project, or AESP, is presenting a free webcast on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at 4:30 p.m. EST. During this hourlong webcast, Stennis Space Center aerospace education specialist Steve Culivan will discuss “mass” and “weight,” two terms that differ in meaning and that often are used incorrectly. This webcast will integrate Newton’s Laws of Motion and microgravity to explore these two terms and demonstrate their difference by focusing on education video filmed by astronauts on the International Space Station. NASA education resources and inquiry activities, developed from the space station video, will be used in this workshop. Come enjoy this “heavy duty” topic.

For more information and to view the webcast, visit

If you have any questions about the webcast, please contact Steve Culivan at Or visit the “Mass vs. Weight” website at

SpaceRef staff editor.