A private cargo ship has arrived at the ISS, carrying a range of delicious foods, as well as other equipment. Flying over km above Earth, the International Space Station can feel like a long way from home. NASA has revealed that it packed pork chops with gravy, potatoes au gratin and lemon meringue for the astronauts to enjoy for their Easter Dinner. Aside from the Easter Dinner, the cargo ship also delivered a further meals, as well as a number of science experiments, including 40 mice taking part in a tetanus vaccination study!
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The arrival of an American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts at the International Space Station earlier this month heralded a new era in which people will learn to live and work in space for long periods. The next crew, due to arrive in February, will include an American woman. Nasa has always avoided the topic of sex in space, and Russia's explorations in this area have been cloaked in Cold War secrecy. But the agencies involved in the ISS have been forced to confront the issue after the publication in a specialist journal last week of an exhaustive study on the effects of isolation on astronauts. Professor Stephen Johnson, editor of Quest, a quarterly journal on the history of space flight, said one passage of the study dealt with how astronauts coped with sexual stress in space. Johnson, who is also assistant professor of space studies at the University of North Dakota, said that while some aspects of the study may grab people's attention for the wrong reasons, they were relevant to the subject.
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A n astronaut is probably the most difficult job to land on the planet. Of tens of thousands of applications, NASA selects roughly half a dozen each decade. The application process is rigorous and highly demanding. You have to be a total badass to qualify. You have to have deep expertise in science and engineering.
This is the first in a three-part series about sex and gender issues in space. Read about reproduction and sexism in space. Now that Earth has had a co-ed space station in orbit for over three decades, the obvious question must be raised once again: What goes on behind closed hatches?