This is just excellent. ISS Commander Chris Hadfield was recently asked by high school students Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner to demonstrate what happens when you wring out a waterlogged washcloth in space.

Hadfield was happy to oblige, and while the entire process is fun to watch (someone add squirting drinking water into a mechanically compressed washcloth while a microphone hovers in front of your face to my list of things to do before I die), the results – made possible by surface tension – are quite fantastic to behold.


[Spotted on Boing Boing]

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