High definition video has a new home: the International Space Station. A new video from NASA shows that astronauts who work for their experiments are recorded in 8K images so clear that it makes you feel like you're flying right with them.
"Microgravity unlocks new worlds of discovery," says the video, which was a joint project between NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA). "The science that is being conducted at the International Space Station answers questions that hold the keys to our future in space and on Earth."
The rest of the video shows the crew of Expedition 56 who works dynamically on experiments on the track assembly. ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, NASA Serena Auñón Chancellor and Drew Feustel of NASA (who returned to Earth) are on the video debut.
These astronauts seem very busy, but they also look like they have a lot of fun. Among their work tasks, which are often scheduled in 5-minute increments, astronauts blink quickly smiling in the camera before they concentrate on the project.
And there's a lot of NASA research being offered in the video, partly because the agency advertises research opportunities in the accompanying video text on YouTube. For example, the Auón-Chancellor tends to grow plants as part of the Plant Habitat-1 experiment, which "closely compares the differences in genetics, metabolism, photosynthesis, and gravity detection between plants grown in space and on Earth, according to NASA.
Gerst is surrounded by floating objects as part of the SPHERES Tether Slosh experiment. NASA reports that this research "combines dynamic fluid-powered equipment with robot capabilities on the space station to explore automated strategies for passive load management that contain[s] liquids ".
Feustel, in the meantime, directs the increase, performs work on the ground (or, because it does not exist in space, is that the ceiling?) Next to Kibo (the Japanese Experiment Experiment Unit), an installation that can shoot small satellites in space or put experiments into the gap.
Among the activities of astronauts, attentive viewers can also attract Cupola's views – a perimeter window perfect for Earth's observations – and Canadarm2, which is used to capturing robotic spacecraft. There are also stunning projections of our planet, including a picture that falls on the face of a hurricane.
To learn more about participating in space station research, you can visit the NASA website.
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