Observing a water bubble 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 on the International Space Station to see how water surface tension behaves in microgravity. The astronauts even get a look at the ball of water from the inside, immersing a waterproofed GoPro camera into the undulating liquid orb.
And look! They recorded the experiment with a 3-D camera! If you have red-blue stereoscopic 3D vision glasses, watch this 3D water bubble in space full screen:
On November 9, 2014, Gerst and Wisemen returned to Earth with Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev as a part of Expedition 41.Watch more water experiments in space: Wringing out Water on the ISS, washing hands in space, crying in space, and Astronaut Karen Nyberg demonstrates how to wash long hair 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.