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International Space Station celebrates 18th birthday in true style – by setting trash on fire


It still amazes me that it can take nearly 2 days to fly, in a space rocket, up into space approx 250 miles.

Of course the ISS is in orbit, travelling at a good few thousand miles an hour so the Soyuz takes time to get up to speed and then catch up.

But I've seen that the Russians have previously taken a "quicker" route in the recent I wonder why they don't do that more often?

Plus "2 days" in a cramped Soyuz, with little space (sic) to move around inside? wonders about DVT plus how do they manage "toilet breaks" with a woman on board? Maybe a few diapers placed inside the space suits?

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