April Fool in space, 2010. The three-man crew of the International Space Station got a laugh from Mission Control with a photo of themselves spacewalking wearing not space suits, but slacks, T-shirts and sunglasses. (Hope they remembered the sunblock!) They were cosmonaut Oleg Kotov and astronauts Timothy Creamer (USA) & Soichi Noguchi (Japan). Mona Evans, "Astronomy April Fools" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183019.asp Doctors Photos, Cosmic Pranks, Spaces Suits, International Spaces, Stations Plays, 2010, Spaces Stations, Spacesuit Thursday, April Fools
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