Astronauts trap GoPro in floating water orb on ISS

November 6, 2014 12:01 PM

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Astronauts trap GoPro in floating water orb on ISS

This week NASA posted a video on its YouTube page of astronauts playing with a GoPro and an orb of water they had floating around. Like magic, they trapped the action camera in the sphere of water while it was recording, showing what the world looks like from inside of a water bubble, as well as what a GoPro looks like when encased and floating. As you'd expect, this took place on the International Space Station, and was part of a look at water surface tension as experienced in a microgravity environment.

The experiment, if it can properly be called that, was done by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst and NASA's own Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman. Though the video is new, the activity actually took place during Expedition 40 some time this past summer, and turned out to be a fun moment c...

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