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What happens when you’re bored in space

Feb 06, 20061 min
Data Center

Circling the Globe in the International Space Station for months on end must make one go a little stir crazy. So what do the inhabitants do to entertain themselves? Stuff a spacesuit full of old clothes, sensors and a radio transmitter and send it on its merry way into space. Ham radio operators around the globe are listening on 145.990 MHz for “SuitSat-1” on its multi-day mission before it end in fiery meetup with Earth’s atmosphere. As of Sunday, it was still ticking, barely. Thankfully, there are no fines on the books for space littering.