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Will Galen
03-25-2008, 07:53 AM
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Boomerangs work in space - at last we know

POSTED: Friday, March 21, 2008
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http://api.blogburst.com/ImageProxy.ashx?url=http%3a%2f%2fnewsliteimgs.s3.a mazonaws.com%2f080322_boomerang.jpgA Japanese astronaut has answered a question which has plagued mankind for decades - can a boomerang work in space.

Astronaut Takao Doi threw a boomerang and saw it come back while on the the International Space Station, a spokeswoman for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said.

JAXA were keen to stress the "experiment" took place in the astronauts free time on the space station.

"I was very surprised and moved to see that it flew the same way it does on Earth," said the 53-year-old in a chat from space.

Doi blasted off on US shuttle Endeavour on the March 11 and delivered the first piece of a Japanese laboratory to the International Space Station.
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I would really like to know more about this. Like where did he find the room to throw a boomerang? I think this is misleading though. He was actually aboard the space station so of course there was air there, and it's air that effects a boomerang. If he was out in space where there was no air the boomerang would just keep on going.

indygeezer
03-25-2008, 06:56 PM
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Boomerangs work in space - at last we know

POSTED: Friday, March 21, 2008
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http://api.blogburst.com/ImageProxy.ashx?url=http%3a%2f%2fnewsliteimgs.s3.a mazonaws.com%2f080322_boomerang.jpgA Japanese astronaut has answered a question which has plagued mankind for decades - can a boomerang work in space.

Astronaut Takao Doi threw a boomerang and saw it come back while on the the International Space Station, a spokeswoman for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said.

JAXA were keen to stress the "experiment" took place in the astronauts free time on the space station.

"I was very surprised and moved to see that it flew the same way it does on Earth," said the 53-year-old in a chat from space.

Doi blasted off on US shuttle Endeavour on the March 11 and delivered the first piece of a Japanese laboratory to the International Space Station.
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I would really like to know more about this. Like where did he find the room to throw a boomerang? I think this is misleading though. He was actually aboard the space station so of course there was air there, and it's air that effects a boomerang. If he was out in space where there was no air the boomerang would just keep on going.


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