Ever wondered what orbiting satellites sound like in space?
Ha, trick question, there’s no sound in a vacuum (if you’re still confused/haven’t seen Gravity, that’s what space is.) Fortunately though, thanks to the good folk down at NASA – in collaboration with STUDIOKCA and sound artist Shane Myrbeck – we’re one step closer to answering this unanswerable question, in the form of the NASA Orbit Pavilion. The “interactive sculpture,” which forms part of the 2015 World Science Festival taking place in New York this week, features “sonic interpretations of the actual movements of satellites orbiting Earth” — think 2001: A Space Odyssey turned Burning Man sculpture.
We paid a visit to the structure, located at NYU’s Gould Plaza at 40 West 4th Street, and came back with this video.
The World Science Festival runs until Sunday. If the inhospitable dark void of space isn’t quite your thing, try tomorrow’s “Cheers to Science: Something Old, Something Brewed,” a “heady tour” of the history of fermented beverage-making taking place in the Liberty Hall at the Ace Hotel.