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The Space Station Has The Most Beautiful Garbage Day

While terrestrial humans tolerate stinky, sticky garbage trucks, our astronaut brethren opt for something much more beautiful for their disposal runs. This streak of fire across the night sky is the burning of the Cygnus spacecraft, dirty laundry, and other junk. On the flip side, garbage day is a lot less frequent. » 8/18/14 4:47pm Monday 4:47pm

Giraffe-Handler, HVAC Repairman, Astronaut

The astronauts of Expedition 40 are continuing to have way too much fun. My highlights this week are Reid Wiseman bringing his fluffy giraffe into the cupola, accidentally trying to dump a bag out by flipping it over, and realizing that laughing so hard you cry is tricky when tears don't fall in microgravity. » 6/10/14 12:57am 6/10/14 12:57am