Astronaut to Fly Magic Carpet In Space, Plus Perform Other Civilian Requests

If I were ever so blessed to copulate with Scarlett Johansson, I might try some strange things, things I wasn't even generally comfortable with, just for the vicarious accomplishment of all mankind.

Koichi Wakata, a Japanese astronaut, is working under a similar philosophy.

He's promised to perform 16 tasks in ISS laboratories that have been drawn from a pool of 1,597 requests. Included in that list: Doing push-ups, folding clothes, arm wresting another astronaut, shooting liquid from a straw and even flying a magic carpet.

Bow your heads, friends. A god walks amongst men. [Physorg]