Broken gyroscopes, missing parts, air leaks: Is the International Space Station falling apart?
By Dawn Stover
Posted 12.01.2004 at 7:00 pm 0 Comments
You might think that astronauts living onboard the International Space Station spend most of their waking hours observing Earth and conducting experiments. In fact, the bulk of their time is devoted to housekeeping: unpacking groceries, collecting trash, repairing everything from computers to the toilet, and slogging through mundane maintenance checklists.
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