Here’s what a GoPro floating in water looks like… IN SPACE!
Scientists take a GoPro in space with them into space to test effects of microgravity on water surface tension – and have some fun with. on the ISS.
Ever wonder what a GoPro in space would look like? Well, astronauts aboard the International Space Station decided to… experiment with a GoPro camera in a ball of water. For Science!
Technically, the experiment was designed to test the effects of microgravity on water surface tension, according to io9. To accomplish this, the residents of the International Space Station recorded the activity in 2D and 3D.
Here’s the official description from NASA:
During Expedition 40 in the summer of 2014, NASA astronauts Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman — along with European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst — explored the phenomenon of water surface tension in microgravity on the International Space Station. The crew “submerged” a sealed GoPro camera into a floating ball of water the size of a softball and recorded the activity with a 3-D camera.
At least, that’s the scientific excuse. Judging by the expression on the faces of the astronauts, they were having a lot of fun. More fun than you would expect of people supposedly studying the effects of microgravity on water surface tension.
Below you can find the 2D video. If you want to see the video in 3D, check it out here. Just throw on a pair of red and blue stereoscopic glasses.
And as far as taking videos with the GoPro goes, this one is less dangerous than most, but every bit as cool.