A Place Called Space
Day 16

Supported by Wellcome Trust

Experiments in zero gravity

Science demonstrations that test basic physics of water in zero gravity, filmed with Kevin Fong on a parabolic flight.

Microgravity is a key characteristic of life aboard the ISS. And in a weightless world things behave very differently. 

Christmas Lecturer Kevin Fong got a taste of this unearthly sensation on board a parabolic flight, which simulates microgravity by flying in steep peaks and troughs. While on board, he did a few simple experiments, investigating the properties of water in a weightless environment.

Experience what it's like on a 'vomit comet' with our interactive 360 degree video on Kevin's flight.

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