Long term radiation damages the cameras on the ISS. Also, astronauts occasionally see flashes of light as heavy ions or charged particles crash through their skull and fire off photo receptor cells in their eyes despite being closed.
The first crime perpetrated in space was by astronaut Anne McClain, accused of illegally accessing her wife’s bank account during her stay on the International Space Station.
The man credited with saving both Apollo 12 and Apollo 13 was forced to resign years later while serving as the Chief of NASA when Texas Senator Robert Krueger blamed him for $500 million of overspending on Space Station Freedom, which later evolved into the International Space Station (ISS).
The International Space Station (ISS) can orbit “straight through” an aurora event. When it happened on 23 February 2016 Timothy Peake, a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut aboard the ISS, said it was “eerie but very beautiful.”
The International Space Station has been described as the most expensive single item ever constructed at $150 billion.
An ultralight craft, like a paper airplane, could in theory be dropped from space and land safely on Earth. There have even been discussions about releasing one from the International Space Station to see what would happen.
Rather than wasting water on doing laundry, astronauts on the International Space Station eject their dirty worn clothes into space to burn in the Earth’s atmosphere.
The International Space Station is the most expensive object ever constructed, costing about $150 billion USD.