One of the iPad’s best features is its ability to instantly recognize if the screen is oriented in portrait or landscape mode. To help the iPad figure out which way it’s pointed, it relies on a built in three axes linear accelerometer which measures the direction and speed of how the iPad is being tilted.
This all works great on Earth, but what happens if you’re about to go off on the Space Shuttle to spend some time on the International Space Station? Will your iPad still work? It seems that this was a burning question for the folks at the Swiss Television show “Einstein” so they took their new iPad up for a zero G ride to see how the accelerometer features would work. Turns out the iPad is not made for space travel. Check out the video for the full story.