Students Preparing a Changing Earth

Wringing Out a Washcloth – In Space!

Hadfield WashclothWe 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┬áto ground-based Earthlings. It’s also another reason life in space is simply fascinating!

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