Astronauts Embed GoPro in Zero Gravity Floating Ball of Water

Where’s the craziest place to stick a GoPro? On a surfboard? In the microwave? On a trick-or-treater? Well, this past summer the astronauts of Expedition 40 put theirs in a place most of us will never have access to: a floating ball of water.

Yep, in zero gravity different things are possible.

Take a look at the video below of NASA astronauts Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman, along with European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst, as they do their best Abyss impression exploring the phenomenon of “water surface tension in microgravity” (whatever that means) aboard the International Space Station.

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http://youtu.be/9ZEdApyi9Vw

The views from inside and outside the floating ball of water are pretty awesome in 2D, but for more excitement, check out the 3D version of the video (Note: You will need red-blue stereoscopic 3D vision glasses to view the 3D video).

Here it is:

http://youtu.be/bxE09URykdg

To learn more about the International Space Station, click here.

For more on the 3-D camera project, click here.

Where’s the nuttiest place you’ve stuck a GoPro (G-rated, please)? Hit us up in the comments section or on Twitter @videomaker and give us details! Oh, and maybe don't try that microwave idea.

Nod to: NASA

Russ Fairley is a producer, editor and motion graphic designer who enjoys writing for Videomaker. He has also written for About.com (Lifewire.com), RedShark News, Modern Drummer Magazine, and others. He is an Adobe Certified Expert, Adobe Community Leader, and co-founder of After Effects Toronto, Canada's largest motion graphic user group. Fairley is the creator and editor of ProductionWorld.net, a popular production news website.