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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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). 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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