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The International Space Station is larger than a football field. But with 11 people soon to be aboard, there aren't enough places for them all to sleep. Courtesy NASA hide caption

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International Space Station Is About To Get Crowded, And It's Running Out Of Beds

Four astronauts are set to launch to the space station Friday. When they arrive, the new crew of 11 will be the largest since the shuttle program, and there aren't enough sleeping pods for them all.

Anya Steinberg's podcast, "He's Just 23 Chromosomes," is one of two grand prize winners in the collegiate edition of NPR's Student Podcast Challenge. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Attention Donor 3046: Your Daughter Made A Podcast To Find You

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International Space Station Is About To Get Crowded, And It's Running Out Of Beds

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Rashida Humphrey-Wall (right) with her son Kai Humphrey at their home in Washington, D.C. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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How Schools Can Help Kids Heal After A Year Of 'Crisis And Uncertainty'

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