I was kind of curious how many people have died in space, apparently it's 18. not all of them in space, but in space missions, including parachute failures, spacecraft disintegrations, Decompression and stuff when coming back to earth, or leaving, taking in account that there has been only 536 persons in space ever, that's a pretty big number compared to car crashes or planes accidents... I guess space is a dangerous place to go...

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60 of the people in space were female, not as bad as I expected >.> also, the current record holder for the most days in space is Peggy Whitson, with over 534 days in space and 60 hours, 21 minutes of EVA time is currently up there, and has been there for the last 284 days

ohh interesting, the current record holder for EVA time and spacewalk count is Anatoly Solovyev an astronaut from the RSA (the russian space agency) his EVA time is 3 days, 10 hours, 22 minutes and has made 16 spacewalks, 6 more than Peggy Whitson and Michael Lopez-Alegria (both from the NASA)

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What sets mastodon.host appart?

As a general instance, we are not centered on a specific theme, or a specific language. Everyone is welcome as long as they follow the few rules we have.

We always run the latest stable version of Mastodon, providing you a stock experience, with the following modifications:

  • 2048 character limit (not 500).
  • 512 character limits for the account's bio (not 160).
  • full column width (not fixed size).
  • more search results (20 instead of 5 per type of search).
  • Audio upload (not limited to videos only).
  • full text search of statuses (not restricted to searching tags and users).
  • trending tags are displayed on the main UI ( and a more complete view is available here)
  • boosts and replies are shown in the timelines (more complete view for everyone).
  • Your mastodon.host account is also a XMPP account (Federated Instant Messaging, take a look online to find a client and use your mastodon.host username and password to configure it, you can also use our online web client). Woohoo! two services in one!
  • We also have a very good view of the federation (our federated timeline gives you a more broad view of the Mastodon network than a 'normal' instance, there's a lot to read in a lot of languages).
  • We also host a Peertube instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think !
  • In the same vein, we host a Funkwhale instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think !
  • If you want to be on a more quiet, moderated instance, or use another AP implementation, we host a Pleroma instance for the convenience. This is the same fediverse as with Mastodon, but with a different default UI and way more optimized backend. Try and see which one you prefer !
  • Now if you want a different UI, the stock mastodon one does not please you, you can check Pinafore.
  • We do also host for the convenience a video Conference server ( Jitsi Meet )
  • We have a mastodon relay for other instances to bootstrap their timelines: https://relay.mastodon.host

Although we are a medium+ sized instance, we'd like to keep the feeling that you are at home and safe here.