Keeping it fluid(ics) | Cosmic Kiss 360°
Europe’s Columbus laboratory is a hive of activity in this 360° timelapse as ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer works on an experiment called Fluidics and his @NASA colleague Raja Chari carries out activity in the Veggie plant habitat.
Developed by French space agency @CNES and co-funded by @Airbus, the Fluidics experiment investigates how liquids behave in space. It was first run by ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet in 2017 during his Proxima mission.
Made up of six small, transparent spheres housed in the black centrifuge seen here, the experiment studies two phenomena. The first is ‘sloshing’ or how liquids move in enclosed spaces. The second is wave turbulence.
Understanding the underlying physics of how liquids move in space will help improve the fuel economy of spacecraft and our knowledge of Earth’s oceans. By observing how surface forces behave in reduced gravity and singling out interactions, scientists aim to improve climate models for forecasting sea states and better understand wave formation on Earth.
Fluidics is just one of many European and international science experiments Matthias is supporting throughout his six-month Cosmic Kiss mission.
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What the heck?!
Hurry! Act like we're doing experiments! The parabolic arc on the Zero G plane is about to end!
Great work in space !
ESA has contributed so much to space exploration. Some day soon they must have their own manned spaceflight capability.
ESA, keep it up with these immersive 360 videos!!!
Thanks ! ESA should start sending paying visitors up to Space, working with SpaceX and NASA , Roscosmos, Canada and Japan and S.Korea , etc.
1:56 That camera had a mind of its own
Hey, the Russians aren't trying to come into your node of the space station are they? Because right now the Russians are invading Ukraine. And next Putin is going to want back Lithuania and Alaska. I don't know if he's going to want the whole space station?
ESA we need a update! Whats the current situation with the ISS due ro the russian invasion?