Get Back To Work!: Astronaut Plays With Yo-Yo In Space

August 15, 2012


This is a video of astronaut Don Pettit (of playing with water in space fame) yo-yoing aboard the International Space Station. He looks like Steve Jobs, but talks like he has a head-cold. Man, I wish I was in space. But not really though because I freak out in confined spaces. Like one time I hid in my roommate's closet to scare him when he got home from work and I couldn't have been in there for longer than like, 30-seconds before he's already at the computer with his pants down watching anime-p0rn. Sorry you had to find out like this, Derrek.

Hit the jump for the video.

Thanks to kingdesofmuff and Dominic, who don't play with toys in space because space is serious business.

  • Monochromatyczny Wojownik

    Thank god They keep that creep off-planet ...

  • i call it the G bonk. LOL whut?

  • ZomBBombeR

    I love how this guy is constantly finding the intricacies of the simplest things and showing them to be almost astounding, like others said he's likely just trying to keep busy when he's not training to keep from goin' awol in space.

  • Lee

    Anyone else slightly unnerved at this spacemans yoyo named 'tricks'
    "Shoot the Planet!" "The Asteroid!"
    He isnt pretensing anything right??

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    Only an astronaut would be astounded by the physics of a yo-yo WHILE FLOATING IN A SPACE STATION

  • ZomBBombeR

    As a side note I think being an astronaut is the only profession that requires PhD lvl physics knowledge, soldier comparable fitness, and a 5 yrs olds' curiosity and imagination lol

  • Grue

    Guys, if you're going to tell me how your yo-yo works you are going to have to whip it out so I know what we're talking about. What you whip out had better come equipped with precision ball bearings.


    literal around-the-world

  • Guest

    It's like yo-yoing in slow motion.

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    wow...things float in space. that was $$$ well spent.

  • Matthew Little

    Shut up. It's watching physics with a practical and cheap tool. He even said this is what he does in his spare time. It's a huge burden on nasa's budget to include a 15$ toy. I'm pretty sure he does these videos for children to learn anyway, in which case it is money well spent.

  • Brant_Alan

    Well I think that was how he kept himself from going insane being trapped in a small room alone surrounded by instant death. Either that or Hasbro and Nasa had a merger and honestly that wouldn't surprise me.

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