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Life on board

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano on his first weeks in space: My first ten days on the International Space Station have passed in a flurry of activities so intense that I find it hard to reconcile all that has happened with what I can recall in my memory. Adapting  to weightlessness can be fun but it is a constant challenge. The normal laws of physics we take for granted no longer apply. I constantly have the feeling of being late: with operations, with calls, even with my own body. Without gravity every contact with an object generates movement, so it is difficult, if not impossible, to stay still. Once you begin to move...