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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"Both of us ended up losing a few
pounds. We looked at it as kind of a challenge, kind of a camping
adventure, roughing it I guess."
Source: ISS Astronaut Leroy Chiao in a news
conference from the station on Wednesday last week, heaving a big
sigh of relief after the successful arrival of the Progress supply
ship. Both Chiao and his Russian crewmate, Salizhan Sharipov, were
forced to cut back on meat and potatoes while awaiting the supply
ship's arrival. To make up for the nutritional deficit, they ate
supplements. To make up for the calories, they ate candy. Why was
the station short of food? Published reports say the previous crew
apparently ate a little more than they were supposed to.