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The International Space Station has its ‘biggest crew ever’ with 11 astronauts

The International Space Station is going to be the fullest it has ever been when four SpaceX astronauts arrive later tonight, according to ANU cosmologist and astrophysicist Dr Brad Tucker.

“This will be the biggest amount of crew or astronauts on the space station, normally there’s only three and the space station is only the size of a five bedroom house,” he told Sky News.

“They’re going to run out of beds, two are actually going to have to sleep in the SpaceX crew capsule and another two are going to have to rotate and share sleeping quarters until the next batch of astronauts come back down later next week.”

Dr Tucker said it is “really busy in space” and this is the future as private companies start shuttling more and more people into space.

“This is the exact product of private space travel because SpaceX can now take people and not just rely on the Russian Soyuz, we’re going to be seeing this problem more and more.”

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