The best part about being an astronaut is performing science experiments that would otherwise be impossible. On Earth, countless people drop effervescent tablets into water to make a soothing elixir to calm their stomach aches and pains. But in space, that simple experiment becomes a lot cooler! This video by Reel NASA has gone viral with over 250,000 views!
While serving on the International Space Station, Expedition 38 crew members took a break from work to marvel at the Earth. From their unique perspective, they were able to point out many famous cities across the globe. Simply awe inspiring.
Life has a whole new perspective after viewing the Earth from space.
“The goal with this sequence was to bring a bit more attention to the station itself, including the humans aboard it, particularly Don Pettit (appearing in the final shot) who took many of the sequences in this montage.”
Lucky for nerd viewers, astronaut Karen Nyberg is on the ISS has apparently stepped forward to fill the void. In her debut short film, she demonstrates for viewers how one washer their long hair in Space. Naturally it’s a lot more difficult to execute than on Earth.