Boomerangs work just like on earth in space too

March 21st, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, March 21 (ANI): Through an unprecedented experiment, a Japanese astronaut has discovered that boomerangs can work in space the same way they do on Earth.

According to a spokeswoman at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, astronaut Takao Doi, who was aboard the International Space Station, threw a boomerang and saw it come back much like the way if it would have been thrown on Earth.

A report in The Australian stated that Doi threw the boomerang after a request from compatriot Yasuhiro Togai, a world boomerang champion.

“I was very surprised and moved to see that it flew the same way it does on Earth,” the Mainichi Shimbun daily quoted the 53-year-old astronaut as telling his wife in a chat from space.

The space agency said a videotape of the experiment would likely be released later.

Doi travelled on US shuttle Endeavour on the March 11 blast-off and successfully delivered the first piece of a Japanese laboratory to the International Space Station. (ANI)

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