Astronauts Aboard The ISS Immerse A GoPro Into A Floating Sphere Of Water

Nov 7, 2014

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Astronauts Aboard The ISS Immerse A GoPro Into A Floating Sphere Of Water

Nov 7, 2014

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer based in Hawi, Hawaii. You can follow her Twitter here and her personal life here.

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nasa-goproThis is proof that astronauts are just the best. The team aboard the International Space Station decided to kill some time by releasing a large ball of water into the spacecraft and sticking a GoPro inside it. Because they are in space, the surface tension of the water caused it to take on a spherical shape, allowing enough room for the action camera to fit inside as it floated around in the cabin. There’s also some really cool footage of the astronauts attempting to handle the sphere. Their reaction to the experience is almost as fun to watch as the GoPro water ball itself.

As further proof that astraunts rule, NASA even filmed the entire thing in 3D for our ultimate viewing pleasure (so long as you have the appropriate 3D eyewear to make it work). But, even if you don’t have 3D glasses, the 2D version is pretty rad, too. Take a look at the awesome footage, below. It certainly puts a whole new perspective on underwater photography.

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Thank you NASASteve Swanson, Reid Wiseman, and Alexander Gerst for bringing us this video, you totally made our day.

[ via IFL Science ]

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4 responses to “Astronauts Aboard The ISS Immerse A GoPro Into A Floating Sphere Of Water”

  1. udi tirosh Avatar
    udi tirosh

    that’s a first!

  2. Brett Schumann Avatar
    Brett Schumann

    That is pretty awesome :D

  3. Sohail Mamdani Avatar
    Sohail Mamdani

    Would be great if the vid showed up on the mobile version of this site. It doesn’t.

    1. udi tirosh Avatar
      udi tirosh

      thanks for the heads up.. we are working on this with the dev team. till then, here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxE09URykdg