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Video from the International Space Station reveals bubble trouble with zero gravity

20 August 2017 8:45 AM
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Video from the International Space Station reveals bubble trouble with zero gravity

A NASA astronaut on the International Space Station has shown everyone the messy fun to be had with a drink and a straw when you add zero-gravity into the mix.

Jack Fischer, who has been on the ISS orbiting* Earth since April, posted a Twitter video of himself blowing bubbles into fruit punch.

The beverage bubbles up around Fischer’s face before he bursts it into a mess of pink droplets that are quickly mopped up.

The mind-bending video was made possible by the lack of gravity in space.

Gravity on Earth would have caused the drink to drop straight to the ground, but in space it hasn’t been affected by the usual forces and instead formed a huge bubble around the astronaut’s head.

Mr Fischer said the space station was a great place to experiment with the forces that control the world around us.

“We’re going to look at one of the coolest parts of having experiments on the space station,” he said.

“Because we can separate one of the most dominant forces, gravity, on a lot of different models.”

Usually space explorers avoid spilling any liquids in space to minimise the risk of stray droplets damaging the expensive equipment.

Source: heraldsun.com.au

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