Can someone remember to turn out the lights at NASA already? The agency's latest headline:
Harmful chemical leaks in space station
HOUSTON—International space station astronauts pulled an alarm and donned protective gear Monday after smelling a foul odor that turned out to be a harmful chemical leaking from an oxygen vent, NASA said.
"We don't exactly know the nature of the spill … but the crew is doing well," said Mike Suffredini, NASA's space station program manager. "It's not a life-threatening material."
The crew first reported smoke but it turned out to be an irritant, potassium hydroxide, leaking from an oxygen vent, Suffredini said.
And what about the tiny screws?
Burt Rutan, the Elvis of Aerospace and a leader in the burgeoning field of space tourism, trashes NASA in a Reason interview here.
Fun made at astronaut/senator/Keating Five member/angry old man John Glenn's expense here.