Portable CD Players Make Cheap Space Gyroscopes

In the following video, International Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit demonstrates gyroscopic spin stabilization via the help of several portable CD players which, in microgravity, are spinning and, at the same time, not spinning.

[Via Neatorama]

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