Watch what happens when you wring out a washcloth in space

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]



I'm always amazed at how they don't seem to bother about lots of water floating around near all those electrical items. Do they just drink the water out of the cloth now to try and get it back?