Astronaut Uses Single Strand of Hair to Move in Zero

Astronaut Uses Single Strand of Hair to Move in Zero

In a video to describe the effects of weightlessness, Nyberg used a single strand of her own hair to propel herself, tumbling slowly backward after pushing off a blue handrail on the orbiting lab. The brief experiment, which NASA posted online last week, was inspired by a conversation fellow astronaut Cady Coleman had with Sandra Bullock, star of the blockbuster space thriller "Gravity."

Coleman helped Bullock prepare for her role as an astronaut in the film, which opened Oct. Nike Air Max Norge Nettbutikk 4. fjällräven kånken mini Bullock said she was particularly struck by Coleman’s description of how effortlessly spaceflyers can float around the orbiting lab.

"The thing that resonated the most with me you said something about your hair. You could take one strand of hair and push off the wall with that hair, and it would propel you backwards," Bullock told Coleman in a NASA video last month. Nike Air Max 2016 Dames grijs

While Coleman is a veteran of three spaceflights, she hasn’t been in orbit since May 2011. Nyberg, however, is a crewmember of the International Space Station’s clip in hair wholesale current Expedition 37, and she decided to put Coleman’s assertion to the test. Cheap Nike Trainers UK

"Since I have the resources, I thought I would give it a try," the long tressed Nyberg said in the Oct. billige Nike sko norge 18 NASA video. soldes chaussures adidas

She then plucked one strand of hair, held it between her two hands and pressed it against a space station handrail.