Seems with the Shuttle grounded and poor planning the crew on the International Space Station needs to cut down on eating and hope that a supply ship arrives on time two weeks from now. If there is any trouble with the supply ship the crew will be forced to abandon the station in January.
Food is running so low aboard the international space station that flight controllers have instructed the two crewmen to cut back on calories, at least until a Russian supply ship arrives in a little over two weeks.
If anything goes wrong with the Christmas Day delivery, NASA will have no choice, given the grounding of its shuttle fleet, but to abandon the station and bring the men home in early January.
He estimated there is enough food to last seven to 14 days beyond Christmas Day, after which there will be nothing left.
Last week, after a pantry audit found supplies running surprisingly low, they were put on restricted diets in hopes of trimming 5 percent to 10 percent of their daily intake of 3,000 calories.
Gerstenmaier said an independent team is looking into how the food inventory ended up being tracked so poorly and how it can be improved in the future.
See, that's what happens when you outsource your data storage to India. Now imagine what they're doing with your tax returns and credit card information.
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