Knitting Needles in Spaaaaaaaace
April 4, 2013 1:31 PM   Subscribe

When International Space Station Expedition 30 astronaut Don Pettit headed into space, he packed three knitting needles (one nylon needle, one Teflon needle, and one polyethylene needle), not, sadly, in order to knit during slow nights aboard the space ship (he doesn't "have a lot of time to do knittin' up here"), but as equipment for a physics experiment that also involved a piece of paper and some droplets of water. It's not only educational but a lot of fun to watch the drops of water orbiting the knitting needle like, well, happy little knitters. (SLYT)
posted by orange swan (3 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Double. -- mathowie

posted by ShawnString at 1:34 PM on April 4, 2013

Oh shit. Should have checked more carefully. Mods, please delete.
posted by orange swan at 1:36 PM on April 4, 2013

awesome video none the less
posted by ShawnString at 1:36 PM on April 4, 2013

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