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Perfect Nerd/Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti Celebrates Towel Day on the International Space Station

As someone who was recently marooned in space, Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti likely has a bit of experience with the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have: a towel. Let her read to you why towels are so great from Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in honor of Towel Day—a celebration of Adams’ life—yesterday and explain several ISS-friendly towel functions.

(She’s referring to this amazing video, by the way.)

Truly, Adams was a space travel visionary.

(via Our Friend Glen Tickle at Laughing Squid)

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