Japanese Astronaut to Try 'Flying Carpet'

A Japanese astronaut going to space this month will try to fly on a carpet, use eyedrops in zero gravity and meet a series of other off-beat challenges, the officialS at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said Thursday. Wakata will also attempt to fold clothes, do push-ups and backflips, arm-wrestle another astronaut and "shoot liquid out of the straw of a drink container to see what happens", said the space agency.

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