SAT写作素材Spacewoman Stuck in Orbit with TooMuch Shrimp
Peggy Whitson, the American astronaut spending her130th day in space, said on Sunday that she washappy in orbit, but maybe she brought along toomuch shrimp.
"Sometimes, when you come to space, your tasteschange. One of my favorite foods on the ground isshrimp, and up here I cant stand it," said Whitson,the science officer on the International Space Station.
A quick check of the stations manifest showed that Whitson had planned more than 40 shrimpmeals for her stay.
"The guys like it because they get all my shrimp," she said, referring to her two Russiancrewmates, Valery Korzun and Sergei Treshcvev.
The three members of the space stations Expedition Five team held a joint news conferencewith the six astronauts from the space shuttle Atlantis on Sunday.91sat.cn
"Im having a great time up here. Its fun to live here and do the science," said Whitson, abiochemist conducting and monitoring dozens of studies on the station.
When someone asked about her plans for Christmas, Whitson said "Its hard to imagine beingback home because I guess I feel like this is my home right now. I dont have my husband, butother than that, this is my home."
Whitson, due to return to Earth with Korzun and Treschev aboard a U.S. shuttle in November,said some changes in space take more getting used to than others.
Salsa can usually overcome space blandness. "We could probably eat paper if we had it withsalsa," she said.
But calluses are another matter. In weightlessness, she never actually stands, but does swayabout with her feet in foot restraints.
"It was really interesting to me to lose the calluses from the bottom of your feet and to getcalluses on the top of your feet after being up here for a few months," she said.