ISS Astronauts Slip a GoPro Camera into a Floating Ball of Water in Space

Space GoPro

NASA has put out plenty of cool videos of water in zero gravity from crying in space, ring out a towel, or just play with a small orb of the liquid. Now three International Space Station astronauts are showing us how the world looks though a pool of floating water by pushing a GoPro camera inside. The three astronauts—Steve Swanson, Reid Wiseman, and Alexander Gerst—filmed the whole space experiment with a 3D camera and the results look simply stunning.

The video starts off showing the astronauts squeezing out water from pouches as it takes on a spherical shape. The camera simply passes through on the first attempt to lodge it inside the ball of liquid but the astronauts eventually get it to sit inside. As the GoPro is suspended in the water it records a snipped of footage showing the world being distorted though the flowing and ebbing water.

The video is one of the coolest bits of footage to come from space and it’s about the closest thing you can experience swimming in zero gravity. Check it out in 2D and 3D after the break, so throw on some 3D shades.

Via IFL Science

Kevin Lee

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