Astronauts explain how to survive (and have fun) in space

This footage from six separate space shuttle crews, covering missions from 1983 to 1985, shows some of the trials and tribulations of living and working in space, including how to fly a paper airplane in orbit and whether or not it's possible to get a yo-yo to work in microgravity.

From the look of things, many of these videos were taken inside Spacelab modules, which were pressurized rooms that were installed inside the shuttle's cargo bay to increase the amount of available experiment space. Spacelabs were usually about 20 feet long and 12 feet wide, and offered enough room for all sorts of shenanigans. Sort of makes you wonder what didn't end up on video:

NPR, via Mental Floss

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