With Food Running Low, Space Crew Must Cut Back

The two astronauts aboard the International Space Station have been asked to curb their calories because of a food shortage, NASA officials said.

Supplies of food and water on the station have fallen so low that if a Russian cargo vessel scheduled to arrive on Dec. 25 has a mishap or is significantly delayed, the astronauts, one American and one Russian, will have to abandon the station and return home months ahead of schedule.

    <p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/10/science/space/10station.html?ex=1260421200&amp;en=1616892e1a43b677&amp;ei=5088&amp;partner=rssnyt">Originally</a>  from <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/pages/science/index.html">The New York Times</a></p>