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Living in Space
Living in space is a real adventure. Getting to experience no gravity and getting to see the moon and planets up close. They also need to change the way they live. The way they go to the bathroom, the way they eat and sleep. Astronauts have to train to learn how to live on a space shuttle. It a real change from living on Earth. Here is some more information on living in space.
One thing that is different in space than on Earth is food. You would think it's totally different right? Well actually it's pretty much the same. The astronauts eat regular every-day things like brownies, fruit, and pastas. Space food has really changed. At one point it was all squirt able food. Gross. So the astronauts voted to make changes on every day needs, like food. Now they eat many different things like cheeses, macaroni, coffee tea, and juices. Salt and pepper is made into a liquid because if they tried to put it on there food it would just float off into the air. It would mess up equipment and get into peoples eyes which probably be painful. Women astronauts usually obtain 1,900 calories a day. Men obtain about 3,200 calories. They have regular meals like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So overall, food in space has advanced and is just like food on Earth.
Hygiene is a part of everyday living that is very important. Brushing your teeth, taking showers, going to the bathroom, shaving, brushing your hair. You need to do these things. They have special hygiene kits that have everything they need. They have shampoo that doesn't need rinsing. So you don't need to use water. Obviously that wouldn't work because of the no gravity. Another change is going to the bathroom. They have special toilets they use. Each person has a personal toilet.
Sleeping in space is a lot different then on Earth. There is no gravity, so you have to strap yourself to the ground so you don't float around when you sleep. So the astronauts could sleep anywhere if they wanted to! All they have to do is be attached to something. When you are in space, you are weightless in space. They usually sleep in sleeping bags because they don't float off. There are only four bunks in the Space Shuttle. Astronauts have regular times to go to sleep and wake up just like on Earth.
Living in space can be fun, exciting, and thrilling. You get to see the planets up close, and there's no gravity. This is all how astronauts have to change the way they live to go with the no gravity concept. Liquid salt and pepper, rinseless shampoo, and private bathrooms is very different compared to everyday life on Earth.
Article posted November 9, 2010 at 08:43 AM •
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