Knitting Needles in Space -- fun science

I like that an astronaut took knitting needles as part of his personal "crew preference". Here's a bit of physics that is a bit different from the physics of yarn. Just a fun thing to think about.


potterdc's picture

Hey - thanks for posting that! Fun.

Think less, enjoy it more.

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kylewilliam's picture

so cool! I think it's really interesting - and like (even almost more than the experiment) that he brought knitting needles into SPACE!!


CLABBERS's picture

That's what I liked too. The exact science behind the experiment eludes me, but the knitting part is fun. I wonder if he ever let the yarn ball float off on its own only to get his neck and head tangled in the process. It would look neat to see yarn slowly unraveling from the ball as it floated around the crew quarters.