NASA hosted its first Google+ Hangout with astronauts on the International Space Station, allowing Earthly onlookers to ask questions by video.
Astronauts Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn answered questions, such as how they prepare for medical emergencies.
The answer is that they have on-board medical kits with everything from aspirin to an IV to a defibrillator. But if there were a real problem with one of the crew members, the Soyuz shuttle would act as an ambulance, they said.
The clip above shows the part of the video chat about dealing with medical problems. NASA also posted the full conversation, lasting more than an hour, on YouTube:
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