International Space Station Is About To Get Crowded, And It’s Running Out Of Beds – Houston Public Media April 22, 2021 – Space Saturdays April 24, 2021

I saw this announcement a few days ago on Houston Public Media website – International Space Station Is About To Get Crowded, And It’s Running Out Of Beds – Houston Public Media April 22, 2021: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/npr/2021/04/22/989607677/international-space-station-is-about-to-get-crowded-and-its-running-out-of-beds/. Worth a read if you are into things space-related. Slightly longer article, but article has a photo.

BRENDAN BYRNE April 22, 2021

Four astronauts are set to launch to the space station Friday. When they arrive, the new crew of 11 will be the largest since the shuttle program, and there aren’t enough sleeping pods for them all.

The International Space Station might be bigger than a football field, but it’s equipped with just seven permanent sleeping pods, each about the size of a phone booth. NASA has to get creative for those rare times when there are more people than beds.

When the four new crew members arrive, they’ll join seven already on board. Two astronauts will have to sleep in the docked SpaceX capsules. And that leaves two others without beds — but that’s not a problem. “The nice thing about sleeping in space is that just about anywhere can be your bedroom,” said NASA spokesman Dan Huot.

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https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/npr/2021/04/22/989607677/international-space-station-is-about-to-get-crowded-and-its-running-out-of-beds/

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