Feb
04
2009

Fun with water in microgravity

Since the new WATER exhibit is now on display here at the Science Museum, I thought some NASA videos I came across recently on YouTube would be of interest. These are a sampling of microgravity experiments by Science Officer and Expedition Six Flight Engineer Don Pettit on the International Space Station (ISS) as it orbited the Earth in 2003. Be sure to watch the tension break down at the end of the last one. WATER opened last week on January 30th (my birthday by the way) and runs through April 26, 2009.

ROTATING SPHERE OF WATER IN MICROGRAVITY

SYMPHONY OF SPHERES

ANTACID INTRODUCED TO WATER

EXTRACTION OF AIR FROM ALKA-SELTZER

SURFACE TENSION ILLUSTRATION #5

More of these NASA science videos can be found at YouTube. WATER is a joint project of the Science Museum of Minnesota and the American Museum of Natural History.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

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Thor says:

Wow...these clips make me want to go see the Water exhibit when it's out in space, maybe on display on the International Space Station!!!

posted on Wed, 02/04/2009 - 3:54pm

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