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Yo-Yos in Space!

Chris Higgins

In this video, astronaut Don Pettit demonstrates yo-yo tricks in space. Yes, he's on the International Space Station making time to vlog about yo-yos and science. Pettit: "Because I'm in space, and I can, I get to name these yo-yo tricks as I invent them. I call this one 'Shoot the Planets!'" He also offers relationship advice for yo-yo/physics loving folks. More like this, please.

This is not the first time we've mentioned Dr. Pettit. He took the recent "Star Trails" photos, and he showed us how to drink coffee in space. Also fun: Astronauts Goofing Around.