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Is there still a legless phantom crew member on ISS?

Is there still a legless phantom crew member on ISS? As far as I can tell, no. For that particular torso, no, it was returned. The torso was launched on Expedition 2 with STS-102 from Cape Canaveral ...
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Do ISS crew have the opportunity to take daily naps if they'd like to?

No, ISS crew members do not really have the flexibility to take a consistent mid-day nap. Pretty much every moment of their day is scheduled down to the 5 minute increment. Shown below is the OPTIMIS ...
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What kinds of activities experiment and procedures done on the ISS must be done in nominal-pressure chambers that need to be vented to space?

The Vacuum System on the International Space Station is composed of two separate parts: the VRS (Vacuum Resource System) and the VES (Vacuum Exhaust System). The VRS is for maintaining a vacuum ...
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What kinds of activities experiment and procedures done on the ISS must be done in nominal-pressure chambers that need to be vented to space?

Note: This is an answer was originally written to answer an earlier version of the question: "What kinds of activities, experiments, and procedures done on the ISS must be done in a vacuum or ...
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Is disabling glare common in space?

The major risk to the eye in space is ultraviolet light. This is mostly absorbed by the cornea (which is lucky for deeper ocular structures, but bad for the cornea). Short, high dose UV exposure (such ...
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How do astronauts get eye drops into their eyes?

Eye medications can also be instilled by soaking the drop into a strip of sterile blotter paper, then touching the paper to the inside of the lower lid. The volume of a drop is at least 10 times the ...
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