NASA Proves Fidget Spinners are Still Cool

Posted on October 23, 2017

The fidget spinner craze died months ago but NASA has made it cool again. NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik shared a video of him using a fidget spinner in space. Fidget spinners are clearly much more fun in microgravity.

The Fidget Spinner NASA is using is a red three-armed fidget spinner with the NASA logo in the center. Bresnik shared the clip on his Twitter account, @AstroKomrade. The fidget spinner can be seen floating through the air and spinning in place above the ground. The same video has over 2 million views on YouTube.

Bresnik says, "A fidget spinner in space! How long does it spin? I'm not sure, but it’s a great way to experiment with Newton’s laws of motion! Allowing the fidget spinner to float reduces the bearing friction by permitting the rate of the central ring and outer spinner to equalize, and the whole thing spins as a unit."

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