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Yes, they're in space

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Sam, you can change your facing without needing to push off something.

The principle is conservation of angular momentum. Rotate the stick, you rotate the other way. Stop the stick, you stop at your new heading.

That's a neat trick. As soon as we get into engineering, with all the buttons and levers and knobs all around, I'm going to practice spinning this stick.

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