A housing crisis is clamping down on middle-income workers—teachers like Renata Sanchez—in prosperous California
A real fixer-upper
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station awoke on Aug. 30 to find the Soyuz spacecraft attached to the station leaking. Flight controllers on Earth noticed a drop in pressure overnight, but decided to address the slow leak when the six-person crew roused from bed. Upon finding the approximately 1/16-inch hole in the Soyuz, astronaut Alexander Gerst of Germany plugged the gap with his thumb. Later the crew was able to find a more permanent solution than Gerst’s thumb, covering the hole with Kapton tape and epoxy.