Learn what happens during an aircraft rollout from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, more commonly known as NASA. They spill the goods on Newton's three laws of motion and how they affect the rollout phase of landing airplanes. Learn from the master of space exploration -- NASA!
This NASA video segment from "Flight Testing Newton's Laws" explores how Newton's laws apply to the landing of an airplane. Viewers watch an instructor at NASA's National Test Pilot School explain that during the rollout phase of landing, the biggest concern is runway length. Viewers also learn about various braking mechanisms used to stop large commercial airplanes on a runway and jets on an aircraft carrier.