Water Balloons in Space

About ten years ago, two scientists had a little extra time on board NASA’s low gravity aircraft and came up with the idea of popping water balloons. Mechanical engineers Seth Lichter, of Northwestern University, and Mark Weislogel, of Portland State University, use the floating water balls to explain some basic principles of physics.

Credits

Filmed by Jim Sims. Footage courtesy of NASA and Mark Weislogel. Music by SYNTHAR. Produced by Flora Lichtman

Meet the Producer

About Flora Lichtman

Flora Lichtman is host of The Adaptors podcast and former SciFri multimedia producer in New York, New York.