Watch: NASA astronaut takes a fidget spinner to space

technology | Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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Highlights
  • NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, who is aboard the ISS, shared a video of him playing around with a fidget spinner in space.
  • And, it is something that you won't be able to take your eyes off.

Looks like, all the fuss over a fidget spinner, persuaded NASA to take one to space. And, the result was just amazing!

NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, who is aboard the ISS, shared a video of him playing around with a fidget spinner in space. And, it is something that you won't be able to take your eyes off. The team is seen having fun with the fidget spinner with a series of tricks.

In a fidget spinner, you hold the centre of one ball bearing, the outer bearing race spins around, and the outer parts of the fidget spin with the outer bearing race. “Allowing the fidget spinner to float reduces the bearing friction by permitting the rate of the central ring and outer spinner to equalise, and the whole thing spins as a unit," the NASA video further explains. 

Take a look at the video below:

Video source: YouTube/ NASA Johnson

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