But Did He Catch the Golden Snitch?

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SPHERES in the Destiny Laboratory.  Source: NASA

SPHERES in the Destiny Laboratory. Source: NASA

Up on station, it looked a little like a Harry Potter movie the other day – astronaut Jeff Williams broke out what appear to be a pair of Bludgers – used in the game Quidditch. Actually it is part of an MIT experiment called SPHERES to test autonomous formation flying.

Cool stuff – but clearly Williams’s crew mate on the treadmill, Max Suraev, was unimpressed – must be a Muggle.

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