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The Physics of WALL-E’s Spacewalk

This video clip from WALL-E shows everybody’s favorite trash compactor robot flying through space in an escape capsule and engaging in a fire-extinguisher powered dance with his robot girlfriend. Watch the video and pay attention to the physics of the animation. In terms of Newton’s three laws, the animators got some things right and some things wrong. Can you identify the physics “mistakes”. Comment below.

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    I may be wrong, but here are the physics mistakes I can see:
    1. There will probably not be any gravity in the little space capsule unless there is an electrical current running parallel to the floor
    2. Maybe the pressurized tank would explode in space due to the extreme pressure gradient.

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