I’ll be helping out with a news briefing by the Expedition 38 crew (launching in November) at work today, so I’ve got space on my mind. Here are a few cool things I’ve come across lately:
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This is a really great, in-depth overview of the Soyuz launch sequence done by ESA.
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A few weeks ago, this video of Karen Nyberg demonstrating how she washes her hair in space went viral. Karen even ended up on the Today show talking about it! She definitely has some of the coolest space hair of anyone I’ve seen.
I really enjoyed this blog post from Luca Parmitano about the joy of connecting with people on the ground via the ISS HAM radio.
And if you’re in the mood for something decidedly scarier, you can read Luca’s account of his spacewalk a few weeks ago where water started accumulating in his helmet. It’s easy to forget that spaceflight is an inherently dangerous activity.