There is so much to learn about living in space! What I have learned is only a tidbit of what there is to learn. Well, I do know for a fact that living in space is living in a satellite that's orbiting the Earth. And I know that in order to get there you go up in a space shuttle, and go down in a Russian pod. I also know a bunch of other stuff about living in space.
One of the other things that I have learned is what the astronauts wear. For instance, their space suit is able to be used up to 25 times. And it doesn't matter what the size is because on size fits all! The space suit is very easy to clean and put on, too. The suits come with a carbon dioxide remover cartridge that is easily replaceable. They have handy dandy little fingertip heaters! No fair! And lastly, a jet pack comes with the space wear. I want that stuff so badly!
Another one of the things I have been learning about in the past week are what the astronauts in space eat. It's fascinating that they can eat just about anything they want to, like down here on Earth! The condiments like salt and pepper are in liquid form so that they aren't floating around. Other things you have to add water to make edible, while you can just plain eat other things. But one factor sometimes may be overlooked: storage. Storage is very vital to survival because the only food that gets there is the stuff on the shuttles. There are different packages for different foods, too. That is what I know about food.
Now sleeping is another story. I didn't learn too much about this, but I learned enough to understand they are strapped down in there while sleeping because of the lack of gravity. I also know that they have 2 bunk beds for 4 people. And they get 8 hours of sleep, plus, they still snore. From what I've seen on videos online, the limbs aren't strapped, so they float up in their sleep!
As I said in the beginning, this is only a small part of what there is to learn about living in space. There's the work day, the routine. I didn't learn too much about it, except that they have to excercize a ton to make up for the lack of gravity. Also, I didn't talk about hygiene! How do they take care of business? Wipe that smile off your face, even astronauts got to go sometimes. Anyway, thanks for reading and research this stuff for yourself sometime!