Space facts

Lots of space facts, among them:

French cosmonaut Jean-Loup Chretien, at the Mir space station in November 1988, mellowed out with a music tape by the British rock group Pink Floyd.


U.S. astronaut Alan Shepard actually wet his space suit as he sat strapped in his capsule Freedom 7 atop a Redstone rocket in 1961, waiting to become the first American in space.