JAXA has finally gotten around to releasing video of astronaut Takao Doi's successful space boomerang toss conducted inside the International Space Station's Harmony Module in March. (Watch it.)
[Source: JAXA via IT Media]
Nice video, I wish it was a bit longer ;)
Any way all about aero-dynamics.
p.s Edo-kun hope to see more sapce and high tech news here ;)
I pondered this for a moment and thought it should not do what it's doing (returning)... but then I realized the boomerang does not use gravity, but aerodynamics, to turn around and it started making perfect sense. The result should be obvious - but a cool little experiment nevertheless
This is not a boomerang being thrown in "space."
It is a boomerang being thrown in an artificial atmosphere orbiting Earth.
There is a HUGE difference.
It is the air, contained within the capsule, that allows the aerodynamics of a boomerang to be revealed. Notice, it relies on aerodynamics ... and not gravitdynamics.
If Mr. Doi would care to demonstrate how a boomerang would react when thrown in space, he should step outside.
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