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Gravity and the human body - Jay Buckey

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Our bodies function necessarily under the presence of gravity; how blood pumps, a sense of balance and bone growth are all due to life in a world where gravity is an inescapable reality. Armed with experiments from neuroscientists David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel, astronaut Jay Buckey presents a thought experiment: How would our bodies work without the force of gravity?

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Jay Buckey
  • Sound Designer Mary Kuechenmeister
  • Director Biljana Labović
  • Animation Artist Godfrey Hibbert, Lisa LaBracio, Celeste Lai
  • Narrator Jay Buckey

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