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820: Fluidic Space Telescopes with Dr. Edward Balaban

May 11th, 2022  •  37 mins 24 secs  •  Download (34.3 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Edward Balaban is a research scientist at NASA Ames and the principal investigator of the Fluidic Telescope Experiment, or FLUTE. The idea is to create a giant lens in space out of a fluid that could maintain its shape in microgravity. The technology was recently tested during the Axiom-1 mission to the International Space Station.