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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Water experiments part 4 – lens effect | Cosmic Kiss (In German, English subtitles available)
Water experiments part 5 – wrap-up | Cosmic Kiss (In German, English subtitles available)
Inside the Columbus science lab | Cosmic Kiss (In German, English subtitles available)
Post-flight interview with Matthias Maurer | Cosmic Kiss
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