Today I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to speak with two NASA astronauts, Dan Burbank (left) and Don Pettit (right), from SPACE. They are two of the six crew members now on board the International Space Station.
I asked questions submitted by you, our HuffPost Science readers, and the astronauts' answers were by turns insightful, hilarious, and awe-inspiring. Who knew a spoon was the most important thing you could take to space? Or that tiny bits of space debris could make craters in the side of a spacecraft?
You asked some great questions:
- HuffPost Commenter Sergio Appel: "Commercial space travel is about to 'take off.' What advice would you give the first passengers? (Read more...)