Fidget Spinner In Space! Astronaut Asks: ‘How Long Does It Spin?’

1010 WINS– While it may seem like the days of fidget spinners are over, the craze appears to have finally reached the final frontier!

Astronaut Randy Bresnik, a Marine Corp Colonel who hitched a ride aboard Soyuz MS-05 to the International Space Station on July 28th, 2017 posted a video playing with the toy, alongside his co-workers, in an attempt to show that spacemen can play just as hard as they work.

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“I have a 7-year-old and an 11-year-old and they had me bring one of these,” Col Bresnik says in a video he posted to social media.

“Notice how it can spin without turning the inside,” he says at the beginning of one clip, showing how allowing the fidget spinner to float freely reduces friction and allows the whole thing to spin as a unit — a cool scientific spin on the trend. “Then once we spin it,” Bresnik explains, “it’s pretty stable and we can move it around the space station while it’s spinning. And if you don’t stop it,” Breznik says with a smile as he pushes the toy towards the camera, “it’ll keep going!”

Talk about having fun that’s out of this world!

-Joe Cingrana

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