Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What happens to a water balloon in space?

From the radio show SCIENCE FRIDAY (

About ten years ago, two scientists had a little extra time on board NASA's low gravity aircraft and came up with the idea of popping water balloons. Mechanical engineers Seth Lichter, of Northwestern University, and Mark Weislogel, of Portland State University, use the floating water balls to explain some basic principles of physics.

More information is available from NASA.