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Science Off the Sphere: Yo-Yos in Space

Is there anything that isn’t made more interesting when in a space station? Read on to see NASA astronaut Don Pettit wow us with his microgravity yo-yo skills.

[via Geeks Are Sexy]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/13/12

Comments (7)

  1. Cody

    For anyone who may watch this and be bored, just remember, HE IS IN SPACE! Meaning, the dude is playing with a yo-yo while essentially in a glorified shoebox 230 miles above the surface of the Earth. So awesome.

  2. r

    thanks Cody,…..uhhh, still bored

  3. Ignacio

    r you are probably NOT a Geek.

    I find this yo-yo playing under microgravity thing awesome! And, he’s actually playing with the same principle which many airplanes use to find their locations on earth. Wow!

  4. r

    wow….still bored

  5. gyffes

    Only boring people get bored: they expect others to entertain them.

  6. bedlamb

    While watching this video, I was momentarily concerned about catching the astronaut’s cold.
    Then I remembered he’s out in space.

  7. r


    …that makes absolutely no sense & is likely the stupidest thing I’ve read all week
    Congratulations, you’re an idiot

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