Aviation and the studies of out outer-space have come in leaps and bounds over the last few decades.
It’s safe to say that the people at NASA are most certainly the people who know what they’re talking about when it comes to all things outer space.
And now, a NASA internet challenge has gone completely viral and the whole world has been left shook.
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But because of the developments in astronomy over the last few decades, a lot has been discovered about our solar system and what there is outside of Planet Earth.
Soviet Air Forces pilot Yuri Gargarin was the first human to journey into space after completing one orbit of Earth in his capsule Vostok 1.
But 7 years later, Yuri and his flight instructor Vladimir Seryogin were piloting a plane when it crashed in bad weather and killed them both – he was only thirty-four-years-old.
Yuri’s legacy still lives on to this day – his ashes were interred into the Kremlin wall that is ritually visited by space flight crews prior to their departure for Baikonur.
Following Yuri’s footsteps, 7 American astronauts completed the Mercury Project in which John Glenn was officially the first American to orbit Earth.
Founded in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.
The space station (ISS) is an outer-space office for astronauts all around the world to use for science and research on behalf of NASA.
Any time an astronaut gets out of a vehicle while in space, it is called a spacewalk. A spacewalk is also called an EVA, which stands for extravehicular activity.
The first-ever person to go on a spacewalk was Alexei Leonov, who was from Russia. The first spacewalk was on March 18, 1965, and it was 10 minutes long.
Whilst the first American to go on a spacewalk was Ed White. His spacewalk was on June 3, 1965, during the Gemini 4 mission which lasted twenty-three-minutes.
They conduct all kinds of different research on everything to do with our planet and outer space.
And yesterday, a NASA challenge went viral online and it was completely blowing people’s minds.
And apparently, the aeronautical experts claimed that on Monday, the Earth’s rotation would be in “perfect balance” – known as a spring equinox.
It apparently means that a broom would be able to stand balanced by itself in the middle of a room.
And the results are mind-boggling.
And we must say, it is pretty remarkable to see the lone brooms standing alone!
Now we totally agree with this one…
But a lot of people have been questioning the bizarre challenge, claiming the videos are “set up and fake.”
That NASA didn’t authorize this information, at all.
So we are quite unclear as to why the story went viral on the 10th of February.
An astrophysics expert confirmed that this challenge is, indeed, a hoax.
In an interview with Portal R7, published by Time 24 News, he said that there is no physical relationship with the fact that the brooms are standing.
“It depends on the base of the object, the heavier and wider it is, the greater the chances of standing,” he explained, “The same brooms that appear in the photos can be balanced at any time of the year.”
“It’s just balance,” Kling said, “People think it’s special because at what other point in your life would you stop and try to balance a broom.”
The Broom Challenge is nothing other than a hoax.
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