Saturday, December 04, 2004

Astronaut Appetites Force NASA to Draft Evacuation Plan!

Here's an interesting article (hat tip: Jim O) about how unusually high appetites on the part of the current space station crew have caused food supplies to dwindle and provoked NASA to plan for an emergency evacuation if new food supplies planned in a Russian Progress launch are unable to reach the crew by Christmas day! Of course, NASA says this is only a precaution...but one has to wonder why and how such a critical food shortage was allowed to develop in the first place? And, why is this particular crew so hungry? Are they bored? Are they overworked? Are they gaining or losing mass up there in space? What exactly is this crew accomplishing, and does anybody care?

Inquiring minds want to know.

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