Get smart curated videos delivered to your inbox.   SUBSCRIBE
The Kid Should See This

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.

Astronauts on ISS have been recording science experiments with an Epic Dragon camera to get more science out of the footage. Also: FUN.

The fifth SpaceX cargo resupply mission delivered this camera to the orbiting laboratory in January 2015. The camera’s ability to record at a high resolution as well as up to 300 frames per second made it the ideal recording device to capture dynamic events like vehicle operations near the station, such as docking and undocking. The higher resolution images and higher frame rate videos can reveal more information when used on science investigations, giving researchers a valuable new tool aboard the space station.

In case you missed it, watch astronauts film a water bubble in microgravity on ISS from inside the bubble.

Plus: How do astronauts wash their hands in space and (scroll all the way down for) Can you cry in space?

This Webby award-winning video collection exists to help teachers, librarians, and families spark kid wonder and curiosity. TKSST features smarter, more meaningful content than what's usually served up by YouTube's algorithms, and amplifies the creators who make that content.

Curated, kid-friendly, independently-published. Support this mission by becoming a sustaining member today.

🌈 Watch these videos next...

The sun, our closest star, in a stunning 4K time lapse animation

Rion Nakaya

Astronauts grow a water bubble in microgravity on ISS

Rion Nakaya

How do astronauts wash their hands in space?

Rion Nakaya

How to make fizzy bottle rockets – ExpeRimental

Rion Nakaya

A microgravity demo in the Willis Tower Skydeck elevator

Rion Nakaya

Japan’s AMOEBA wave pool ‘prints’ shapes on water

Rion Nakaya

Fly though the International Space Station in Ultra HD 4K

Rion Nakaya

A 25 minute tour of the International Space Station

Rion Nakaya

Microgravity on ISS, a NASA Explorers web series

Rion Nakaya