[FPSPACE] mushrooms discovered growing on ISS ???????

agzak at optonline.net agzak at optonline.net
Thu Nov 20 19:12:37 EST 2008

I suspect it is a mistranslation: in Russian "mushroom" and "mold" is almost the same word.

Anatoly Zak

----- Original Message -----
From: James Oberg <jameseoberg at comcast.net>
Date: Thursday, November 20, 2008 5:57 pm
Subject: [FPSPACE] mushrooms discovered growing on ISS  ???????
To: fpspace at friends-partners.org

> What's with this Moscow mass media madness in the last few hours 
> about "accidental mushrooms" found growing in a damp corner of the 
> Service Module? Is Lonchakov having a joke? 
> Apparently it is about a just-released scientific paper by an IBMP 
> expert on microbial infestations on space stations...
> The coverage, however, is a little more sensationalistic...
> http://www.gazeta.ru/news/social/2008/11/20/n_1298586.shtml and
> http://www.grani.ru/Events/p.144308.html

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