No White Sox Policy
NASA says the move is intended to show the astronauts' "Astros spirit in honor of the Houston baseball team's participation in the World Series." Commander McArthur is reportedly a longtime Houston resident and Astros fan.
However, armchair space policy analysts debated whether the newly announced sock policy in fact covered for an unexpected "wardrobe malfunction" suffered by the crew during last night's game. Meanwhile, NASA declined to respond to charges that recent cost trimming resulted in a shortage of footwear aboard the space station.