The horrifying space butterflies have stopped flying, and now they are just walking around their cage, having a few space beers, and smoking a few astroturf joints. And man, they were really pissed off.
This is what happened, according to the experiment project manager Stefanie Countryman:
They basically learned really quickly not to fly. When they try to fly, because there's no gravity to stabilize them, they basically tumble.
This is what happened, according to the butterfly:
So I was like, you know, taking this nap, and then I woke up and I was like, Huh? What? What? Fuck. I'm not a worm anymore. Oh, and I had these things on my back, you know? Wings. So I said: hey, let's try to fly for a little b*WHOAWHOAWHOAWHOAWHOA!!! What the fuck was that? The hell... I was like, going like crazy, man. So I got back down, or up, or whatever the fuck, I don't know, this is space, you know. And I was like OK, let's try ag*WHOAOHFUCKOHFUCKOHFUCK!!! What fuckassery is this? I don't know man. Fuck that flying thing. I'm staying on the ground.
True story. [Bloombert]