Yesterday was Towel Day, a day for celebrating the works of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti apparently agrees with Adams about the supreme usefulness of a towel, and demonstrates how astronauts use them aboard the International Space Station.

In addition to recording a video of herself reading from The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Cristoforetti tweeted pictures of herself and other ISS astronauts using their towels:

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We’re convinced. If we’re lucky enough to visit the ISS, we’ll be sure to bring a towel.

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[via Laughing Squid]

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