video of one flying
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are now hopelessly outnumbered by orbital butterflies as part of a student education project dubbed, "Butterflies in Space." Four Painted Lady butterflies emerged this week from chrysalises floating freely in a suitcase-sized container on the ISS, after blasting off in space …
Astronaut: Astro = Star; Naut = Sailior, Navigator, or Traveler; ergo, Traveler of the Stars.
Butterflynaut: Butterfly = er, Flying Bug; Naut = Traveler; ergo, Traveler of the Butterflies?
Sheesh, do they not teach anything in school these days?
A more authentic, and even cooler name would be Astrolepidoptera, or Space Butterfly.
..creates a shit storm in space.
Yeah, I felt sorry for them too. Seemed cruel really and what exactly is the scientific merit if registry reading f00ls like us (me) can easily see the inherent flaws in this particular experiment?
Maybe they should just open up a window and let them go?
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