Sunday 22 August 2010

Gyroscopically stabilized CD player in microgravity

Here we see NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit demonstrating gyroscopic spin stabilization with a CD player in microgravity on-board the International Space Station. Pettit floats several portable compact disc players in microgravity that are spinning and not spinning, and reveals something interesting.

This video was originally broadcast live from the International Space Station for the final episode of the Saturday Morning Science program in 2003.
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