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A video of an astronaut wriggling a wet towel into space has everyone’s attention


The clip shows Mr Hadfield wringing a towel in space.

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Space and its many secrets have always fascinated mankind. Now, thanks to technology, it has become easier to understand and experience several of its facets. An example of this is a video shared by astronaut Chris Hadfield of The Canadian Space Agency with a simple experiment. The video, which was originally shared in 2013, went viral after being recycled on social media.

Posted on Twitter by the Wonder Of Science page, the clip features the astronaut discussing what happens when you wring a wet towel into space. The cut shows Mr Hadfield wringing the towel. However, due to a lack of gravity instead of the water falling to the ground, it forms a “tube” around the towel. The note, attached to the video, said: “This is what happens when you wring out a wet towel while floating in space. Credit: CSA / NASA.”

To provide further context, a second tweet read: “The experiment, conducted by astronaut Chris Hadfield on the International Space Station, was designed by high school students from Nova Scotia who won a national science competition conducted by the Canadian Space Agency held. “

The official post shared by the Canadian Space Agency is titled, “Wringing out water on the ISS – for science.” It added, “2013-04-16 – CSA astronaut Chris Hadfield conducted a simple science experiment designed by Grade 10 Lockview High School students Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner.”

The transcript attached to the video showed Mr. Hadfeild was quoted as saying: “Meredith and Kendra suggested I do it in a bag, but bags do not know water in space. So instead I filled a water bag. It has drinking water in it and I’m going to spray a lot of water into this washcloth. Okay, so here’s a soaking wet washcloth, I’ll get the microphone so you can hear me while I talk and now let’s let’s start wriggling it out. It’s really wet. ”

Mr. Hadfeild further explained, adding: “If I loosen the cloth carefully, the water will stick to my hand,” and compare the texture of the water with “jell-o on your hand or gel on your hand” and describe a ” to be a wonderful moisturizer “.

The washcloth, on the other hand, “just keeps floating there, like a dog’s chew toy, soaking wet,” he explained.

Watch the video here:

Astronaut Chris Hadfield served as the commander of the International Space Station (ISS) and has the honor of being the first Canadian to perform the outdoor vehicle activity in space.

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