There's a compelling reason scientists think we've never found aliens and it suggests humans are already going extinct - "civilizations might emerge and develop and burn themselves up simply too fast to ever find one another.
Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti: Our solid waste container gets changed out when it’s full, typically every 11/12 days. To easily keep track of how long it lasts, we write the day on it. On the wall of the toilet compartment you can see urine tubes and a urine collection bag: we draw urine from the bag into the tubes and then put the tubes in the freezer. When one of us has a 24-hour urine collection, the “equipment” Is typically deployed like that in the toilet cabin.
Forty-two is the answer, but what is the question? Scientists from the University of Zurich wanted to probe how immune cells adapt to weightlessness so they sent an experiment to the International Space Station with ESA.
September 2009 — Astronaut Nicole Stott poses for a photo after signing the patch, later added to the collection of insignias representing crews who performed spacewalks outside the International Space Station.
"I realized that that blue line, that really thin royal blue line, was Earth’s atmosphere, and that was all there was of it. And it’s so clear from that perspective how fragile our existence is." - Sally Ride, born 26 May We salute you Dr.
Ocular research in space can be a hair raising experience. "I must confess that I dread these events a little bit: getting good scans is not always easy and it’s not uncommon to have to repeat them multiple times to get a satisfactory result. It can be somewhat frustrating for the operator and tiring for the subject, who has to keep his/her eyes open and still for a long time." - Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti
Yesterday, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and NASA astronaut Butch Wilmore captured the Dragon spacecraft with its supplies and new experiments for the six astronauts living 400 km above our planet.