Wringing Out a Washcloth – In Space!
We all know what happens when you wring out a washcloth on Earth: The water falls to the ground and the towel or cloth is left dry. Onboard the International Space Station in low-earth orbit, Canadian Commander Chris Hadfield demonstrates that this is not the case for space. He twists the surprisingly high tech washcloth, and what do you know, the water forms a layer around the rag and migrates to his hands! This is definitely counter-intuitive to ground-based Earthlings. It’s also another reason life in space is simply fascinating!
- What Happens When You Wring Out a Washcloth in Space (mashable.com)
- Watch This: Wringing out a Wet Washcloth in Zero Gravity (blogs.discovermagazine.com)
- Video: What happens when you wring out a washcloth in space (dvice.com)