Wringing out Water on the International Space Station – for Science!

by 1389 on June 30, 2013

in 1389 (blog admin), Canada, science and nature, space

What happens if you wring out, a wet towel whilst floating in space ???

The water should not fall towards the floor because, while orbiting the Earth, free falling objects will appear to float.

But will the water fly out from the towel, or what?

The answer may surprise you…


On YouTube:

Published on Apr 16, 2013 by canadianspaceagency

CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield performed a simple science experiment designed by grade 10 Lockview High School students Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner. The students from Fall River, Nova Scotia won a national science contest held by the Canadian Space Agency with their experiment on surface tension in space using a wet washcloth. Credit: Canadian Space Agency/NASA

For more info about the experiment:
Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield Performs Winning Science Experiment with Nova Scotia School

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