Water experiments part 1 – Paddles | Cosmic Kiss (In German, English subtitles available)


ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer is currently living and working aboard the International Space Station for his first space mission, Cosmic Kiss. Recently, he has been experimenting with water in microgravity.

In this water experiments video series, Matthias demonstrates the different behavior of water in weightlessness and how this research is applied to life on Earth.

In Part 1, Matthias lets water spheres float inside the Columbus module of the Space Station and wets a paddle with a hydrophobic surface to take a closer look at the viscosity and surface tension of water.

Matthias will live and work in orbit for approximately six months for his Cosmic Kiss mission. During this time, he will conduct and support more than 35 European and numerous other international experiments in microgravity.

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  1. 6:11 bestes Monokel aller Zeiten! 🖖🧐💧
    Wasser in der Schwerelosigkeit scheint ja ziemlich unhandlich zu sein. Klebt überall fest durch die Benetzung, und bei der kleinsten Bewegung fliegen lauter Tröpfchen überall hin. Aber sieht so faszinierend aus!

  2. That's interesting to see how water behave in weightlessness, and at the end, it acts like a magnifying glass. And we can see like a globe sometimes, with the lines inside…

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