PBS Space Time

Can A Starfox Barrel Roll Work in Space?

Season 1 Episode 6 | 6m 21s

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?

Aired: 10/07/15

Expires: 10/09/20

Rating: NR

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