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International Space Station Is About To Get Crowded, And It’s Running Out Of Beds – NPR

Four astronauts are set to launch to the space station Friday. When they arrive, the new crew of 11 will be the largest since the shuttle program, and there aren’t…



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The International Space Station is larger than a football field. But with 11 people soon to be aboard, there aren’t enough places for them all to sleep.
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The International Space Station might be bigger than a football field, but it’s equipped with just seven permanent sleeping pods, each about the size of a phone booth. NASA has to get creative for those rare times when there are more people than beds.
When the four new crew members arrive, they’ll join seven already on board. Two astronauts…

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