If anyone knows me personally, they know I am a huge fan of space science. Space is the new frontier, the next step in human exploration. We've come so far and learned so much in the few decades we've actually been out there.⠀
Today, at 1:30 ET, @spacex is launching their Falcon Heavy rocket, which is currently the most powerful rocket in the world by a magnitude of two (what??). This has huge implications for the space industry. Not only can the rocket put 140,000 pounds of cargo into lower Earth orbit, it can do it at a fraction of the cost of the second most powerful rocket, the Delta IV Heavy. If today is successful, we could see humans back on the Moon, or even on Mars, a lot sooner than you might think. ⠀
Good luck, and Godspeed, SpaceX!
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In true #ScienceWithMyCat fashion, let’s look at how much a cat would weigh on Mars. 🚀🙀🧐
According to @nasa’s Mars Exploration Program, Mars has about 37.5% of the gravity of Earth. The average house cat weighs 7 pounds, meaning the average cat would weigh 2.625lbs on the surface of the red planet.
Let’s assume though that NASA wouldn’t just send a cat out to Mars without a spacesuit.
The spacesuit NASA currently uses is called the Extravehicular Mobility Suit and between the suit itself and the life support system, it weighs 319lbs. If we scale that to the size of the average house cat using the weight of the average American adult (166lbs), the cat spacesuit would weigh about 13.45lbs. In the suit, the cat would weigh 20.45lbs on Earth, but on Mars, it would weigh 7.66lbs.
How much would your cat weigh on Mars? Let me know down below! 😸👩🏻🚀 Post and description was all made by @sciencewithmycat so check them out for more cool stuff like this!
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