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Boomerangs, golf clubs and yo-yos in space

A space station visitor demonstrates gravity-free rope jumping skills.
A space station visitor demonstrates gravity-free rope jumping skills.  


NEW YORK (CNN) -- From silly putty to a boomerang to a six iron on the moon, astronauts and cosmonauts have managed to sneak along cool toys when they escape the confines of direct managerial supervision.

The lack of gravity has not daunted the fun-loving floaters, who have even refined a weightless version of jumping rope, which they willingly show off on camera for those on the ground.

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CNN's Jeanne Moos takes a look at games astronauts play in space (July 18)

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At a New York planetarium recently, curious schoolchildren gathered for a live question and answer session with the residents of the international space station.

With CNN's Jeanne Moos witnessing the rare demonstration of interplanetary synchronicity, the kids and crewmembers played with the same kinds of toys at the same time.

Join her as she finds out whether gravity helps or hurts when the young and young at heart walk the dog with their yo-yos or do the moonwalk across the floor.



 
 
 
 



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