Aug 26, 2011

Space Golf

What will it be like to do ordinary things on the extraordinary alien worlds of our solar system? For instance, will we still play our favorite games? In 1971, during the Apollo 14 mission, astronaut Alan Shepard hit a few golf balls on Earth's moon, where the gravity is six times weaker than on Earth. But what if you took a swing on Hyperion, where the gravity is 500 times weaker than on Earth? How gently would you have to swing to prevent the ball from going into orbit?

Click here to investigate/play.  Some great pictures!


  1. this is cool! i think it has educational value and am going to check it out later.


  2. There are so many people I want to send to the moon right now. I don't care if they take their clubs - just GO!

  3. At a Bob Hope show Alan was joking that he left his balls on the moon. Bob said, "Alan, that one will not make it to the TV version."
    Of course that got a great laugh from the troops.

    Seems Golf is going to be with us forever and where ever we go.


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