Astronaut Mike Hopkins shows off the fully assembled Slosh hardware which endured its first tests last week aboard the International Space Station (ISS). This Space Technology Mission Directorate project is dedicated to improving our understanding of how liquids behave in little to no gravity environments. The red and blue spheres on either end of the experiment are robots that use small thrusters to move the experiment around as it free-floats inside the ISS. These thruster firings cause the liquid inside a pill shaped tank (not pictured) to move around in the same manner that liquid  propellants would move inside the propellant tanks of space vehicles. Videos and measurements of this liquid in motion will help engineers at NASA design safer and more efficient vehicles. Data from the Slosh test is currently undergoing analysis at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. 
Image Credit: NASA
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  • nasaAstronaut Mike Hopkins shows off the fully assembled Slosh hardware which endured its first tests last week aboard the International Space Station (ISS). This Space Technology Mission Directorate project is dedicated to improving our understanding of how liquids behave in little to no gravity environments. The red and blue spheres on either end of the experiment are robots that use small thrusters to move the experiment around as it free-floats inside the ISS. These thruster firings cause the liquid inside a pill shaped tank (not pictured) to move around in the same manner that liquid propellants would move inside the propellant tanks of space vehicles. Videos and measurements of this liquid in motion will help engineers at NASA design safer and more efficient vehicles. Data from the Slosh test is currently undergoing analysis at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
    Image Credit: NASA
    #slosh #iss #exp38 #experiment #issresearch #isssci #science #liquids #microgravity #astronaut #astronauts

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