Watch astronauts goof off on the ISS with a fidget spinner

Final frontier fidgeting Astronauts perform spinner tricks in space

And that situation was aboard the International Space Station, where American astronaut Randolph Bresnick recorded a video of the spinner as it spun. and spun and spun and spun.

The video uploaded on Friday by the Johnson Space Center YouTube account was trending Saturday on the social platform. How long will it take to spin?

The whole video might include some Newton's laws of motion and the friction lessons but honestly, that is the least any fidget spinner enthusiast might be thinking.

The International Space Station is probably the last place we thought we'd ever see a fidget spinner but, well, here we go.

Somehow the object looks even more mesmerizing in near-frictionless zero gravity, not to mention how sci-fi-esque it looks to see a fidget spinner twirling around with Earth's lovely blue atmosphere glimmering in the background.

Astronauts have many creative ideas they can implement when they feel bored.

Explaining the fidget spinner's unusual behaviour, Bresnik wrote: "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".

While Twitter users debated whether the astronauts would spin as quickly when grabbing onto the spinner, it's a no less interesting way of explaining the concept.



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