Peggy Whitson, the American astronaut spending her 130th day in space, said on Sunday that she was happy in orbit, but maybe she brought along too much shrimp.
Sometimes, when you come to space, your tastes change. One of my favorite foods on the ground is shrimp, 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 shrimp meals for her stay.
The guys like it because they get all my shrimp, she said, referring to her two Russian crewmates, Valery Korzun and Sergei Treshcvev.
The three members of the space stations Expedition Five team held a joint news conference with 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, a biochemist conducting and monitoring dozens of studies on the station.
When someone asked about her plans for Christmas, Whitson said Its hard to imagine being back home because I guess I feel like this is my home right now. I dont have my husband, but other 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.