PBS Anywhere

Providing Support for PBS.org

PBS Space Time

Can A Starfox Barrel Roll Work in Space?

Video duration: 6:21Expires: 10/08/20Video has closed captioning.

The iconic move from Star Fox seems so easy, just press a button and BOOM. The ship rolls. But HOW? Barrel rolls in atmosphere are easy to execute with the use of ailerons, but in space, it's a different issue altogether. With no atmosphere (and no thrusters), how does one Barrel Roll like Star Fox in space?

Episodes of PBS Space Time42

Video thumbnail: PBS Space Time LIGO's First Detection of Gravitational Waves!

PBS Space Time

LIGO's First Detection of Gravitational Waves!

Gravitational waves have officially been detected by LIGO!

7:29

LIGO's First Detection of Gravitational Waves!

7:29

Video thumbnail: PBS Space Time Will Mars or Venus Kill You First?

PBS Space Time

Will Mars or Venus Kill You First?

Our neighboring planets are not exactly the most hospitable places.

8:44

Will Mars or Venus Kill You First?

8:44

Video thumbnail: PBS Space Time The Origin of Matter and Time

PBS Space Time

The Origin of Matter and Time

Time to redefine our preconceived notions about mass and time.

9:21

The Origin of Matter and Time

9:21

Video thumbnail: PBS Space Time When Time Breaks Down

PBS Space Time

When Time Breaks Down

We learned how motion gives matter its mass, but how does motion affect time?

8:04

When Time Breaks Down

8:04

See all Episodes