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IN an unprecedented experiment, a Japanese astronaut has thrown a boomerang in space and confirmed it flies back much like on Earth.
The space agency said a videotape of the experiment would likely be released later.
On July 31,1992, an SB-2 (yo-yo) was sent aloft by NASA for a real around-the-world ride on the Atlantis space shuttle. It was employed as a prop for an educational video. Astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman put it through zero G maneuvers including slow motion yo-yoing. The yo-yo traveled 3,321,007 miles and went around the world 127 times before returning to Earth on August 9. Above all it affirmed the rejuvenating value of fun and play for all people (astronauts included).
Originally posted by downtown436
I thought he threw it outside the space ship!!! I was going to say it probably files more like a satellite!! I wonder if you could throw a boomerang from a satellite(geosync orbit) (carefully) and have it slingshot around the planet and come back?