Tuesday, 4 June 2013


NASA's Chris Cassidy wanted to give fellow astronaut Luca Parmitano a warm welcome to the International Space Station last week, but a bottle of wine or a nice casserole wouldn't cut it. Cassidy buzzed his head to match Parmitano's signature clean-shaven look. (Hey, imitation is the best form of flattery.)

However, even the most menial of tasks take on a whole new level in zero gravity. Cassidy couldn't just pick up a standard razor — hair would be floating around the ISS for weeks. Instead, he used an electric hair trimmer and a vacuum.

“I don’t think I’ve looked like this since Plebe Summer!” joked Cassidy, who has a reputation as a notorious prankster. When he arrived on board the ISS in March, he donned an over-the-top fake mustache for Commander Chris Hadfield. Read more...

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