# What would happen if you dropped a feather on the moon?

## What would happen if you dropped a feather on the moon?

The drag pressure across the surface area of the fabric is enough to slow descent to a safe speed. On the moon, there is no atmosphere — and therefore no aerodynamic drag to slow the fall of high surface area objects. If you were to use a parachute on the moon, you’d end up looking pretty silly and possibly broken.

## Why does a hammer and a feather fall at the same rate?

It is because it has a higher surface area to weight ratio, thus is slowed more by drag (or air resistance). On the moon there is no air, and no drag, and a hammer and a feather will fall at the same speed. The earth’s gravity pulls all objects down at the same rate(9.8 m/s 2), assuming there is no air resistance.

## What would happen if you dropped a hammer and a feather at the same time on the moon?

Astronaut David Scott re-created, in 1971 during the Apollo 15 mission, Galileo’s “falling bodies” experiment by dropping a hammer and feather on the moon at the same time. Simply, both fell at the same rate because there was no air resistance. Ok to Email?

## Which falls faster bowling ball or feather?

The feather-bowling ball duo doesn’t fall at a slower rate because the feather is lighter than just the bowling ball alone — instead, they both fall at exactly the same rate.

## Could you fall off moon?

Although you can jump very high on the moon, you’ll be happy to know that there’s no need to worry about jumping all the way off into space. In fact, you’d need to be going very fast – more than 2 kilometres per second – to escape from the moon’s surface.

## Would a feather fall on the moon?

Galileo had concluded that all objects, regardless of mass, fall at the same speed — however, the resistance caused by the air (as in the case of the feather in Earth’s atmosphere) can cause the feather to drop slower. Well, on the moon there is no atmosphere (a vacuum), so the objects should drop at the same speed.

## Would a body decay in space?

If you do die in space, your body will not decompose in the normal way, since there is no oxygen. If you were near a source of heat, your body would mummify; if you were not, it would freeze. If your body was sealed in a space suit, it would decompose, but only for as long as the oxygen lasted.

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## Who was the first female to walk on the moon?

Only 12 humans, all men, have ever walked on the Moon; all human Moon missions were part of the U.S. Apollo program between 1969 and 1972. No woman has ever walked on the Moon.

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## What is the first woman in the earth?

Shikha Goyal

Name of Female Personalities Role
Junko Tabei First Woman in the World to climb Mt. Everest
Valentina Tereshkova First Woman in the World as Cosmonaut in Space
Sirimavo Bandaranaike (Sri Lanka) First Female to be elected as Head of Government (Prime Minister) in the World

## Can you walk on Mars?

The results showed that the ideal walking speed on Mars will be only a little more than half of the terrestrial average. Although martian explorers will walk more slowly than they would on Earth, they will expend only half as much energy to move an object.

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