View Full Version : Water Balloons in Space

2012-Jun-30, 11:10 PM
As part of his ongoing (and always entertaining) “Science Off the Sphere” series, Expedition 31 flight engineer Don Pettit experiments in orbit with a classic bit of summertime fun: water balloons. Captured in real-time and slow-motion, we get to see how water behaves when suddenly freed from the restraints of an inflated latex balloon… and [...]

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2012-Jul-01, 07:33 PM
Almost looks like an amoeba--so that's how those little micelles get started ;)

2012-Jul-01, 08:37 PM
Good Lord!

Back when I supervised moving crews, on hot days in San Francisco I'd tell the outgoing crews,

"If you just gotta, no dropping waterballoons on your co-workers from higher than the third floor!"

As higher than that and the balloon doesn't break fast enough to prevent a rather unpleasant transfer of energy to your neck if it lands on your head.

And now this. Water balloons from orbit.

I kinda like it.