This web page gives instructions for performing mass measurements in the same method used by astronauts on the Skylab space station. Using a hacksaw blade, clamps, bolts, and a watch, the experiment shows how mass may be measured without recourse to gravity. The activity is the third of a 3-part teaching module on mass, developed by the educational website "From Stargazers to Starships". The first section discusses how such measurements were actually conducted in 1973 aboard "Skylab," and the second gives background information on the Skylab mission.
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