Life in Space
Broadcasting from the International Space Station, Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield, inspires and educates a group of high school students about of life in space, and in response to a question posed by 10th graders, he reveals what it looks like when you wring out a washcloth in deep space. In zero gravity, he starts the demo by taking a vacuum-packed NASA washcloth and soaks it with water. That in itself is pretty amazing to watch. Then he wrings out the washcloth, the water hovers and clings to his hands, nothing drips, instead you see a horizontal bubble of water clinging to his hands. The simple and fascinating experiment was a grand prize winning suggestion by a group of 10th grade Canadian students during a recent national science contest. Life is Good!