ISS News: January 2008 Archives

Reader note (from Russia): "On New Year holidays Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko (who is now staying on board ISS) during the live broadcast on Ukrainian TV channel "1+1" (, showed how things behave themselves in weightlessness. This thing appeared to be Ukrainian VODKA. After this cosmonaut proposed a toast to New Year holidays and drank vodka. Drinking vodka in weightlessness already has a big resonance in Ukrainian media. We don't know the position of Russia, especially of ROSCOSMOS. Please look the video. You can find it here:"

Tips on Organizing Your Room from the Zvezda Space Habitat,

"If you've ever lived in a dorm or a small apartment, you know how hard it can be to cram in all your computers, books, and general stuff while still staying organized. This problem has reached epic engineering proportions in the International Space Station's "living quarters" on the the Zvezda Module. Three people use the 43-foot cylinder for sleeping, eating, relaxing, cleaning up, going to the bathroom, exercising, doing science experiments, and using their computers. What can you learn about space saving from people in space? Turns out there are three basic rules of organization on Zvezda that are useful on Earth, too."

Shuttle delays endanger space station, USA Today

"Like many home-improvement projects on Earth, NASA's most ambitious building effort in space languishes half-done. Now new delays, combined with the space shuttle's looming retirement, are raising worries about whether it can be finished at all."

Editor's note: What a bad choice of words for a headline. A headline contains the words you first see and is supposed to represent the gist of an article. In this case the headline is misleading - to say the least. There is no "danger" (i.e. as being "endangered") to the space station if this mission is delayed. The crew are quite safe. Nor is the station "endangered" if a number of shuttle flights with space station parts never get launched. No one is going to cancel it. The space station will stay in orbit and work just fine - without being "endangered" - with whatever parts are launched - just as it is doing right now.



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