Astronauts play with a fidget spinner in space (Video)

By on October 14, 2017
Astronauts play with a fidget spinner in space (Video)

Astronauts play with a fidget spinner in space (Video)

The internet’s scientific prayers have been answered: we now know definitively what happens when you spin a fidget spinner in space. And it is predictably awesome.

NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik has been busy going on spacewalks and taking space selfies, but he found some time to indulge in a previously Earth-bound fad. He tweeted a video Friday of some fidget spinner experiments onboard the International Space Station.

The video kicks off with the spinner floating unmoored and rotating around at a rapid pace. “Allowing the fidget spinner to float reduces the bearing friction by permitting the rate of the central ring and outer spinner to equalize, and the whole thing spins as a unit,” NASA explains.

The red and black spinner sports a NASA logo at the center. Several members of the current ISS crew take turns playing with the spinner and performing some fancy body rolls along with it.

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