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Fly though the International Space Station in Ultra HD 4K

Take a serene 18 minute tour of ISS in 4K, a rare point-of-view that you'd experience as an astronaut floating through International Space Station's passageways. The video begins and ends within its renowned Cupola ob...

Zero Gravity 360° + Weightless Water Experiments

Go on a zero gravity parabolic flight, also known as the ‘vomit comet’, in this 360º video from The Royal Institution. Drag the video in any direction using any modern browser or the YouTube mobile app... and, of cour...

Adding color & fizz to floating water bubbles in microgravity

When you're floating water bubbles in microgravity on the International Space Station, be sure to add a gas-releasing effervescent tablet and some food coloring, and don't forget to film it in 4K resolution. Astron...

How do plants grow in space? – Science Friday

Microgravity, different kinds of light, extreme conditions... Growing while in orbit or on Mars are two experiences that earthbound organisms have never needed to adapt to in our evolutionary history. How do our bodie...

Exploring the surface of a comet or asteroid with Hedgehog

When you're exploring a comet or asteroid, you've got to contend with a microgravity environment and some seriously rugged terrain, two huge challenges for a traditional rover. Enter Hedgehog, a jump, spin, and tumble...

Cooking in Space with ESA Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti

How do you prepare dinner in space? ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti demonstrates how she assembles whole red rice with peas and chicken turmeric in microgravity. Yay for pouches and tortilla plates! The me...

The One Year Mission in Space – Kelly & Kornienko arrive on ISS

On March 27, 2015, American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko took off for the International Space Station in the Soyuz spacecraft for a historic One Year Mission, twice the length of an av...

Astronauts grow a water bubble in microgravity on ISS

Observing water in space is not only fascinating, but it clearly looks fun! Watch NASA astronauts Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman, and European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst create a floating bubble of water o...

The Neutral Buoyancy Lab

If you have underwater training or testing to conduct, NASA has the Neutral Buoyancy Lab for you! Cranes! Diving suits! Workshops! Hyperbaric chambers! This video is a strange and fabulous mix ...

The Kibo Robot Project

This Feb 2013 promo video for the Kibo Robot Project really builds the excitement for having a 13.4 inch tall robot astronaut in space… just in case that didn’t already sound exciting. (Turn on the transla...

How to wash long hair in space – Astronaut Karen Nyberg

Mechanical engineer and NASA astronaut Dr. Karen Nyberg picks up by demonstrating another of life’s daily details in microgravity. In this video, she shows us how she washes her long hair on the International ...

Wringing out Water on the ISS and ‘Space Oddity’

To celebrate Commander Chris Hadfield's return to earth today, Monday, May 13, Scientific American has collected the Top 10 Commander Hadfield Videos from the International Space Station. Ex...

What it’s like to live in space – Astronaut Chris Hadfield

Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield has made it a part of his five month mission to educate about space, science and the International Space Station through a series of videos about ...

2,000 ping pong balls and 30 middle-school teachers in Zero G

Because 2,000 ping pong balls and 30 middle-school teachers floating in “zero gravity” isn’t something you see everyday, the kids should watch (or rewatch!) this 2010 ScienceBob video. From northrop...

Space Balloonacy! Balloons popped in ISS microgravity

Because doing physics in space can produce some rarely-seen results, NASA astronaut Don Pettit conducted experiments on video while aboard the International Space Station in 2011/12. In this Science Off the Sphere vi...

How do astronauts wash their hands in space?

Life’s daily little details get interesting when you live in microgravity. For example, how do astronauts wash their hands in space? ISS Commander and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield de...

Argonne National Laboratory: Acoustic levitation

From Argonne Labs comes this intriguing video demonstrating the acoustic levitation of liquids on a piece of equipment developed for NASA to simulate microgravity conditions. “The acoustic ...

The Apollo 15 Hammer and Feather Drop on the moon (1971)

The Apollo 15 Hammer-Feather Drop: At the end of the last Apollo 15 moon walk, Commander David Scott (pictured above) performed a live demonstration for the television cameras. He held out...

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