"Ring it Out"
April 18, 2013 6:29 PM Subscribe
posted by zarq (63 comments total)
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Last fall, the Canadian Space Agency asked students to design a simple science experiment that could be performed in space, using items already available aboard the International Space Station. Today, Commander Chris Hadfield
conducted the winner for its designers: two tenth grade students, Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner, in a live feed to their school in Fall River, Nova Scotia. And now, we finally have an answer to the age-old question, What Happens When You Wring Out A Washcloth In Space?Additional Videos
Commander Hatfield is Canadian, and has been recording videos for the CSA from the ISS during the current mission, which they have been uploading to their YouTube channel. Playlist
. The vids cover random trivia
. There's also an inspirational message
and a discussion or two of other experiments
the astronauts have been conducting.
* NBC's Cosmic Log: What happens when you wring out a washcloth in zero-G? Now we know.
* Mashable: What Happens When You Wring Out a Washcloth in Space?
* CSA Press Release
Expedition 35: Photos
* Commander Hadfield's Tumblr
* NASA's Flickr Photo Set
for Expedition 35.
Previously on Metafilter
* Gorgeous photos of earth tweeted from the International Space Station
* Space jam
* The Greatest Conversations To Ever Happen On Twitter Between Real Astronauts And The Cast of Star Trek
* Reddit IAmA: I Am Astronaut Chris Hadfield, currently orbiting planet Earth.