Italian Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti Celebrates Towel Day on the International Space Station

On May 25, 2015, Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti (previously) celebrated Towel Day, a holiday that serves as a tribute to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy writer Douglas Adams, on board the International Space Station.

Cristoforetti gave a reading from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy where the narrator explains how useful a towel can be, and she also tweeted a variety of uses for towels on the ISS itself. She even mentioned a video of previous ISS commander Chris Hadfield demonstrating what happens when a towel is wrung out in microgravity.