Hmmm. Actually there are sleep stations, 2 "cabins" or "personal sleep stations" in Zvezda and the third astro/cosmo can "tie-off" wherever the
Increment Commander says is "cool"... third person out often sleeps in the Destiny module.
Slumber linkage, here
, and a CSA PDF
Noise is a very real problem and some astro/comos have been documented with
hearing loss after an ISS "stay", a NewSpaceScientist link
Fans and pumps are the two
The Russky "head" is similar to the one in Shuttle and a YouTube can be seen here
. Remember the
complaints about "$2000.00 toilet seats"? Well a recent contract for the second "head" has been let to the Russians (RSC Energia) and the current
price for "a seat on throne" is $19,000,000.00... a link to a CBC article on the contract,
Vittles are prepped and eaten almost as "sport" and there have been some minor burns but nothing of any serious nature. A NASA PDF link,
and Japanese-style take-out food is on the way, courtesy of JAXA, a
But what about Muslim's you ask? Like for our upcoming
Malaysian Ruble-generating "space participant" - no problemo, a link, here.
ISS's galley is in Zvezda too and has a fridge and and a freezer. The "big treat" is the Russian "space-candy" which are by all accounts are
ambrosia-dreamy... I have yet to find out why.
For those with an interest NASA has a whole section on space-vittles, here.
are some videos on that page which expand on the "fun and sport" of out-of-this-world munching-out and strapping on the orbital feedbag.
Bon apetite, and in lieu of a "loo" comment and have a pleasant sleep,
[edit on 21-7-2007 by V Kaminski]