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Randy Bresnik.
(NASA/Bill Ingalls)

International Space Station commander Randy Bresnik, a graduate of the UT Space Institute, had some zero gravity fun this week with the help of a fidget spinner.

The toys, which surged to popularity this summer, feature a three-pronged “wheel” spinning around a central core.

While the goal is to have them spin as long a possible, Bresnik took that to new extremes thanks to the minimal gravity aboard the space station.

In addition to having near-endless spins, he also demonstrated how the device behaves when pushed while spinning.

Bresnik and the other astronauts then had fun by spinning themselves.

The full story and video can be seen at Space.Com