Arachnophobia, A Space Odyssey

Alternatively titled, “Lost in Space: Arachnid Edition

So far, there’s been only one problem. Astronauts could only find one of the space spiders inside their habitat.

“We’re not missing a spider,” space station flight director Holly Ridings assured reporters Monday, adding that — since it’s NASA — there is a backup spider with his own designated area. “The way it was explained to me, he came out of his bedroom and may be into the living room of the house.

But it gets better! Your tax dollars at work!

Endeavour ferried Magnus to the station as part of a planned 15-day mission to deliver a new bathroom, kitchen, gym, two extra bedrooms and a recycling system that turns urine into drinking water so the research facility can double the number of astronauts that can live aboard.

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