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Japanese astronaut has launched a boomerang in space

March 25 2008

The earliest invention of Australian aborigines - boomerang - turns out, is able to return to the thrower, not only on Earth, but in conditions of weightlessness, said in a statement on the website Space Agency.

Included in the crew of space shuttle Endeavour Japanese Takao Doi while on board the International Space Station held a unique experiment of throwing a boomerang in the absence of gravity. Japanese astronaut conducted the experiment in his spare time, watch at the request of the world champion boomerang throwing Yasuhiro Toga. According to Doi, he was surprised that in weightlessness boomerang behaved the same way as on Earth, that is, returns, reports RIA Novosti.

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