In August we offered five limited-edition box-sets of ATV heritage in a competition for the best educational videos on physics. The prize includes all five ATV mission patches and pins with five DVD’s worth of educational videos packaged in a sleek blue box.
Never before has a competition on the ATV blog had such little response. An explanation for this baffles us, considering the amazing prize we have on offer. ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst himself was overjoyed on receiving his prize for his unique demonstration of the physics behind a comet landing, he took a picture of himself with the box set on the International Space Station. Watch his entry below:
We did receive two entries from people on Earth through the normal channels. Rafael from Spain was the first to kick of the competition with a short video on the laws of reflection:
Shortly afterwards Simon sent in this excellent film explaining ATV’s reentry into Earth’s atmosphere and the physics behind their burnup. He even modifies a bicycle pump to power a led lamp to prove his point and inspire teachers:
Not too late to win
The three pioneering individuals above will receive their prizes soon, but we have decided to extend the deadline yet again to allow another three people a chance to win. Make a video, post it online using the service of your choice, and link to it in the comments on the ATV education challenge post.