A large wheel-barrow in Zero Gravity (When does it precess or not?)

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If you have a large wheel-barrow in space with the wheel spinning at high RPMs, you would expect to feel a strong right angle force when trying to turn the handles of the wheel-barrow. However, what happens if both the wheel and the rest of the wheel-barrow are spinning at the same rate, so that from the frame of the wheel-barrow handles, the wheel of the wheel-barrow does not spin? If one applied a rocket thrust on the handles so as to turn the wheel-barrow on an axis perpendicular to the spin axis of the wheel, would this strong right angle force be observed from the handle's perspective? If this is true, then this means that even *seemingly* stationary wheels, if they actually gyrate around a distant axis, would be subject to a right angle force as well.
 

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