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Science fun for ISS astronauts

Astronauts on board the International Space Station are conducting a series of experiments based on suggestions from the public.

The tests are meant to examine the effects of microgravity - but they also gave Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata the chance to try flying on a "magic carpet".

He also attempted to shoot water out of a straw and a syringe to see how it flows in space.

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