Saturday, June 03, 2006

The six hour spacewalk

Two astronauts aboard the Internatonal Space Station completed a 6-hour spacewalk to make repairs and collect science experiments left outside.

I know that the modern spacesuit takes care of an astronaut's biological needs when they are in space, but what about that annoying urge to scratch an itch on one's neck or back?

Space is dangerous. Cosmic radiation and space debris are hazzards that come with the territory. But, I imagine space walks could be downright annoying if you are trying to scratch an itch, then discover the only thing you can scratch is the outside of your spacesuit helmet.

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