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Watch Astronaut Mike Massimino construct a Lego Mars shuttle in zero gravity

In a brand new video, former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino takes Legos to an entire new stage. Test it above!

In zero gravity aboard the Air Zero G plane from Novespace, Massimino unpacks and builds a Lego set impressed by NASA. "We knew it could be troublesome … so we employed knowledgeable," we learn within the video as Massimino headed for the airplane.

"Watch me unpack and construct the brand new Metropolis Mars shuttle whereas floating in weightlessness! Get impressed and construct our strategy to Mars, one step and one brick at a time!" Massimino stated in a tweet concerning the video.

Former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino floats in weightlessness whereas constructing a NASA impressed Lego bundle.

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As soon as within the airplane and in zero gravity, Massimino opened the plateau, the Mars analysis shuttle from Lego Metropolis, and elements instantly went all over the place. With out gravity, the elements have been shortly launched at each nook of the cabin, floating in all instructions. Massimino has tried to shortly seize the items, however anybody who has ever constructed a Lego recreation is aware of that it may be onerous to maintain monitor of the items even with gravity.

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The Extravehicular Mixture (EVA) and Golden Visor are supplied with the Lego Mars Analysis Shuttle Package 60226.

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Lego items floating randomly round him, Massimino lifted the constructing directions and went to work to arrange the set. Airplanes like Air Zero G use what is named the parabolic maneuver to create transient intervals of weightlessness.

Within the video, when one in every of these intervals of weightlessness ends, Massimino is ready to shortly gather Lego items earlier than being raised once more from the ground of the cabin. Ultimately, Massimino was capable of full the development and the assembled shuttle floated weightlessly across the cabin.

The Mars Analysis Shuttle from Lego Metropolis is a part of a collection of recent Lego house units impressed by NASA's Moon and Mars packages. It consists of two astronaut collectible figurines from Lego Metropolis; 273 items that make up the shuttle, which has a cockpit that opens; two doorways; a storage drone; helidrone; and a Mars rover impressed by NASA. The set additionally consists of equipment, together with a helmet with a blue visor, an EVA with a gold visor, a scanner and a blue crystal geode.

Take a look at me unbox and construct the brand new @LEGO Metropolis Mars shuttle whereas floating in weightlessness! Let's encourage and construct our strategy to Mars, one step and one brick at a time! #LEGOLetsGo #LEGOCity #unboxing #advert #partnership 19, 2019

Whereas he was an astronaut, Massimino, who was the primary particular person to ship a tweet from house, carried out two shuttle missions to restore the Hubble Area Telescope. Massimino is presently a professor at Columbia College and Senior Area Program Advisor on the Intrepid Sea Museum, Air & Area.

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