Fusion reactors sure do look cool:
(Articles at NYT and Sandia; 2400x1595 JPEG here.)
Astronaut Don Pettit demonstrates how to drink tea with chopsticks!
And also peanut butter, honey, and crackers. You must watch these Quicktimes: Reel 1 (4.9 Mb), Reel 2 (1.4 Mb), Reel 3 (2.5 Mb), Reel 4 (2.6 Mb).
Check out his forearms at the end when he's smashing the can and his muscles tense up at the end of the last video: he looks like an anatomy drawing wrapped in skin! I wonder if he's just naturally wiry, or if being in space turns you into Iggy Pop?
Tags: mad science, mpegs, space, the future
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