Ruh-roh. The Japanese Kibo modules installed onto the International Space Station in March and June are running out of…lightbulbs. Wired Science reported that 9 out of the 21 fluorescents on board have burned out, a number dangerously close to half, at which time Kibo will be too dark to work in. AND, incredibly, there are no more spare bulbs on the ISS. NASA now plans to bring more lightbulbs to Kibo on its next Space Shuttle trip in November.
Looking on the bright side (yuk, yuk), just think of all the lightbulb-changing jokes that will come out of this! Cornball humor for $450 million? It’s so, so worth it!
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