Expedition 31 Flight Engineers Don Pettit and Joe Acaba of NASA and André Kuipers of the European Space Agency discussed life and research on board the International Space Station during an educational in-flight event with US students attending an education event in Philadelphia on 26 June.

The session included some great questions such as ‘How do you do your laundry?’, ‘Can you have pets on the space station?’, ‘Can you take a shower in space?’, leading to some interesting and often entertaining answers from the ISS residents.