Bees on the Shuttle

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On the April 1984 NASA Space Shuttle Challenger flight, 3,300 honey bees, housed in a special but confining box, adapted perfectly to zero gravity and built a nearly normal comb. But they didn’t go to the toilet. Since bees excrete only outside the hive, they held it in for seven days. A NASA spokesperson said the space hive was “just as clean as a pin.”