Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti boldly shows where few people have gone before
image via youtube screen capture
Life aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is about as distant from life on Earth–both literally, and figuratively–as it gets. There, the crew must adjust to a style of living unlike anything on our planet’s surface–a style in which the claustrophobic conditions aboard the station are tempered only by the unfathomable emptiness of outer space. Aboard the ISS, everything, even such simple creature comforts as a hot cup of coffee, necessitates custom-built, cutting-edge technology.