A former engineer of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) He took his experiment to another level and dropped an egg from space to see if it would survive the impact on Earth.
It was through a small probe, that is, without the human element, that the scientist put his theory to the test.
How is it possible to do this without the egg breaking? After all, the speed and force of the impact upon entering Earth’s atmosphere might be enough to turn the egg into a sticky little explosion of yolk and white.
On his YouTube channel, Mark Robert, He showed how he developed a process that found ways to protect the egg during the journey from space to planet Earth.
According to what he said, he did not use cotton, foam or a box specially designed to withstand the impact. rober He threw the egg on his own and on Earth he only placed a kind of foam rubber mattress to cushion the fall.
Before choosing the rocket and the balloon with which he carried and supported the egg in space, he calculated the speed that the egg could reach when falling and entering the atmosphere. The equation gave him that it was 75 kilometers per hour.
So, he first did the speed experiment horizontally and saw how the egg didn’t break. In this way, he sent the egg into low orbit and dropped it.