Asked in Industrial Revolution
Business impact of the Flying shuttle?
The Flying Shuttle was made by an English inventor named John Kay in 1733. It was used for making weaving much faster. Allowing people to make larger looms operated by one person, Using levers and springs to pull the shuttle back. The Flying Shuttle became a very important invention in the textile industry, eventually put one or two shuttle throwers out of a job. The Flying Shuttle did use a lot of yarn and did make the supply of yarn even...
Asked in Gravity
Why is it that when in a space shuttle with no gravity the people in the shuttle move with the shuttle?
The astronauts and the shuttle are in the same inertial frame of reference, and are accelerated to orbit within said frame of reference. Try dribbling a basketball when you're on a bus or train and notice that the ball doesn't go flying back, but rather you can dribble it just fine even though the train / bus is moving. Also, when the shuttle is in orbit, it's not really in a zero-g environment (although it's often called such), but rather a microgravity...
Asked in Space Shuttle
Did the NASA space shuttle really land on the moon?
The space shuttle never landed on the moon, but other NASA spacecraft did. ...
How fast can a space shuttle fly?
The speed of flight really depends on what you mean by 'flight'. The shuttle can reach over 1700 mph, but not all that is provided by the shuttle engines. The initial 3000 mph are supplied by the booster rockets. ...
Asked in Flying Mammals, Bats
A flying fox isnt really a fox what kind of animal is it?
The flying fox is a species of bat.
What is the fastest thing besides light?
What a good question, the fastest thing in the world besides light is the space shuttle. But again what a really good question. Tachyon is believed to be faster than light and as fast as light in its lowest possible velocity. ...
Asked in Greek and Roman Mythologies
What was Arachne the goddess of?
Arachne was a mortal who thought she was better at weaving than Athena. They had a competition, and Arachne's weaving showed gods having affairs, and that really ticked Athena off. So, Athena turned Arachne into a spider. ...
Asked in Space Shuttle
What was the first shuttle into space and to return from space?
I think it is Apollo 17 but im not really sure.