This is the first virtual lesson of the second theme. Watch the TV shows and movie segment and after each, try to find information using Wikipedia.
Scene 1-3: In the following clips you will see the Apollo spacecraft take off, orbit the Earth and begin a journey back to the Earth. Can you get a sense of how long the trip took? And how fast the spacecraft was going?
Apollo1: Earth Orbit http://vimeo.com/103281256
Apollo13: Transfer from Earth to Moon Orbit http://vimeo.com/103281254
Apollo13: Moon orbit http://vimeo.com/103281257
Google: What is the distance to the moon? What was Apollo 13?
In the following clips (4-5) you will see the enterprise near a Star called Wolf 359.
TNGS4E1 wolf 359 intro http://vimeo.com/103281253
TNGS4E1 wolf 359 http://vimeo.com/103281251
Google: What is Wolf 359? How far away is Wolf 359? -Wikipedia.
In the following clip (6), you will see two ships travel from one star to another via a “worm hole”. Only one ship comes back. How long will it take the other ship to return by just “warp drive”?
Star Trek TNG: Wormhole http://vimeo.com/98224156
Google: How big is the Milky Way? – Wikipedia
In clip 7, you will see a group of people travel from one galaxy to another.
SG Atlantis: http://vimeo.com/103281606
Google: How far away is Andromeda galaxy? – Wikipedia