Astronaut does yo-yo tricks in zero gravity

Performing Around the World while orbiting around the Earth

NASA astronaut Don Pettit has already done some great videos for science students while working on the International Space Station. As part of his "Science off the Sphere" series, he's shown us the physics of soap bubbles in zero gravity, and what happens when a balloon pops in space.

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This time, we get to see some yo-yo tricks in a zero-gravity environment. Watch what happens when a yo-yo can float around without that pesky gravitational pull getting in the way.

Cool, stuff, as always, Mr. Pettit.

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