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VIDEO: What happens when you wring out a damp cloth in space?

Get a clear run of the day by getting your daily ‘Chris Hadfield is awesome’ moment out of the way early.

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YOU WILL PROBABLY have noticed by now that we’re pretty big fans of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield (and his son Evan) around these parts.

The astronaut has been on the International Space Station since November, and is currently the commander of the six-man crew on board the vessel.

He’s been posting regular YouTube videos helping to illustrate what life is like living in outer space – and has now taken to dealing with questions and science experiments suggested by schoolchildren in his home country.

Here’s Hadfield explaining how the absence of gravity has a pretty real effect on what happens when you wring out a damp washcloth.

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This could be the first time that anybody has ever said this, but: we’ll miss him when he’s home.

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