Educational & Humanitarian projects on ISS Russian Segment

VIDEO-2 Experiment

VIDEO-2 experiment is a part of the science research program to be performed aboard the ISS RS by Pedro Duque, ESA astronaut of Spanish nationality in the frame of the CERVANTES Project and continued EDUCATION experiment performed under the ODISSEA Project. The European Space Agency is a customer for the preparation and implementation of the scientific program.


Demonstration and filming of some basic physical phenomena (Newton's Three Laws of Motion) with voice under microgravity conditions on board the ISS RS for educational purposes.


Demonstration of the following physical phenomena:

  • undisturbed object is either in the state of rest or in rectilinear uniform motion until forces act on it (Newton's first law);
  • difference in definition of mass and weight, as well as interrelation between a force, mass and acceleration (F=ma) of moving objects (Newton's second law);
  • for each action there is an equal in value and reverse reaction (Newton's third law). Comparison of the going on process in two similar cases - when acting forces and masses of bodies are fixed; when acting forces are fixed and the mass changes;
  • no gravitation on board the ISS;
  • centrifugal effects as simulation of the force of gravity.

Science Hardware Used:


- Pouch with wooden balls (2 pieces);
- Pouch with brass balls;
- Pouch with 2 sets of yellow balls;
- Pouch with balls (ping-pong, 2 pieces);
- Plastic syringe (20 ml);
- Screen;
-Video tapes mini DV (2 pieces).

Crew Support Items:

  • Camcorder SONY DSR PD-150P;
  • Universal adapter bracket LIV for camera fixation.

Experiment Results:

Information recorded on Video Tapes mini DV.

ISS Crew