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Piece of Isaac Newton's apple tree to experience zero gravity in space

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posted on May, 9 2010 @ 07:08 PM
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Piece of Isaac Newton's apple tree to experience zero gravity in space


www.timesonline.co.uk

When Sir Isaac Newton saw an apple fall from a tree, its downward motion led him to one of the greatest scientific discoveries - the theory of gravitation. Three centuries later, a British astronaut is set to take a piece of the same tree on a gravity-defying mission in the opposite direction.

Piers Sellers, who will be the last Briton to fly on a space shuttle when Atlantis blasts off on its final mission later this week, has packed a four-inch sliver of wood from the tree that inspired the 17th-century physicist in the spaceship’s hold.

The historic memento has been entrusted to Mr
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posted on May, 9 2010 @ 07:08 PM
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Looks like Issac Newton's wet dream is about to come true. He will applaud in his grave the experience of his apple tree defying gravity away from the earth for the first time.

In the vacuum of space, Newton's laws of motion do not apply (I think).

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