ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer is currently living and working aboard the International Space Station for his first space mission, Cosmic Kiss. Recently, he experimented with water in microgravity.
In this water experiments video series, Matthias demonstrates the different behavior of water in weightlessness and how this research is applied to life on Earth.
In part 3 of this series, Matthias adds a sugar-based food coloring to the floating water sphere alongside olive oil to investigate how the different ingredients mix.
Matthias will live and work in orbit for approximately six months for his Cosmic Kiss mission. During this time, he will conduct and support more than 35 European and numerous other international experiments in microgravity.
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Water experiments part 1 – Paddles | Cosmic Kiss (In German, English subtitles available)
Water experiments part 2 – olive oil | Cosmic Kiss (In German, English subtitles available)
Water experiments part 5 – wrap-up | Cosmic Kiss (In German, English subtitles available)
Inside the Columbus science lab | Cosmic Kiss (In German, English subtitles available)
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