Vomit video, new from NASA

Inspired by Mary Roach’s new book “Packing for Mars,” Alan Boyle, on Cosmic Log, essays some thoughts about a NASA-produced video:

about half of all astronauts get the final frontier’s version of motion sickness in zero gravity. So it’s virtually guaranteed that some barf bags will be going into the trash. NASA researchers want to test their prototype garbage bags in the laboratory, but they don’t necessarily want to deal with the real gnarly stuff. Hence the artificial vomit.

2 Responses to “Vomit video, new from NASA”

  1. Watch NASA Scientists Create Fake Vomit For Zero-gravity Barf Bags | Gizmodo Australia Says:

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  2. Hay científicos de la NASA que se encargan de recrear vómito | Ultimos Avances Says:

    […] Para ello hay quien fabrica y prueba las bolsas de vómito. Actualmente están diseñando nuevos tipos de bolsas y nuevos tipos de vómito con los que probarlas. Por los ingredientes, casi podrían haber utilizado gazpacho barato, se habrían ahorrado tiempo. —Javier G. Pereda [Improbable Research] […]

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