9. People leave weird stuff in the pantries
Astronauts aren't above an old-fashioned pantry raid, but they end up finding some odd leftovers. "We did find some food that people left behind, because they didn’t have time to eat it, and one of the best things was a fruitcake," Marshburn says. "Someone left a fruitcake about the size of a hubcap. We were shocked and surprised to find it, and that was a wonderful thing to have." While finding fruitcake isn't normally a joyous occasion, these guys clearly have lowered scavenger standards. "We did find a sausage that was way past its expiration date, but we didn’t tell anybody and ate it anyway and really enjoyed it," Marshburn says. "No one got sick!"
10. They have liquid salt and pepper
NASA can't send traditional salt and pepper shakers with its crews because sprinkling of any kind is strictly verboten. (The salt and pepper would float away, and possibly get in people's eyes.) So instead, the team gets these bottles of liquid seasoning. The pepper is suspended in oil, while the salt is dissolved in water.