Astronauts Put A Camera Inside An Orb Of Water, And Here’s What Happened

Maybe you’ve seen videos of astronauts playing with floating blobs of water, but how about a video shot from inside the watery blob? That’s just what we have here in a new video (above) posted on YouTube by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.

In the video, shot last summer on ISS expedition #40, NASA astronauts Reid Wiseman and Steve Swanson and European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst gently finagle a GoPro camera inside a softball-sized water blob. The water assumes a roughly spherical shape because the surface tension keeps it from scattering around the space station in tiny droplets.

The astronauts also filmed their little water bubble experiment in three dimension as part of NASA’s experiment in 3D cinematography. If you have a pair of red-blue stereoscopic 3D glasses, you can have a look below.

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