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Living in space is very different than living here on Earth. The biggest difference is that there is no gravity. Imagine living in a spacecraft for several days without gravity. You wouldn't be able to sleep normally, exercise normally, shower normally, or eat normally. I would personally love to go into space where there was no gravity. You would just be able to float around. It would be very fun
There are a lot of different choices of things to eat. Things like brownies and fruit can be eaten in their natural form. Things like macaroni and cheese and spaghetti you have to add water to, so you can eat them. If you want to add salt and pepper to your meal you have to eat it in liquid form. The drinks that the astronauts can choose range from coffee, tea, orange juice, fruit punch, and lemonade. There are several different food choices for an astronaut such as nuts, fruit, chicken, beef, candy, seafood, and brownies etc.
Astronauts wear different clothes for the different things that they do in space. What they wear depends on what will protect them and keep them comfortable. Astronauts change close less often than we do because there is no way for them to wash their clothes in space. But they don’t get as dirty in space as we do so there isn’t such a big need to change their clothes. They change their underwear and socks every other day and they change the shirt they wear under their work shirt every ten days. They get one pair of shorts and one shirt for every three days of exercising. Most of the dirty clothing burns up as the shuttle reenters the earth’s atmosphere.
When it comes to sleeping astronauts can sleep in any orientation but they need to attach themselves to a wall, a bunk bed, or a seat so they don’t float around and bump into something. There are only four bunks so the fifth and or sixth astronauts have to sleep in a sleeping bag attached to the wall or a chair. On the space station there are only two crew cabins so the third crewmember can sleep anywhere he or she want if it is okay with the commander.
That is what its like to eat, sleep, and what you wear in space. I would love to go into space! It would be so fun to weigh nothing and be able to float around. I would also like to be one of those people that go outside of the space shuttle or space station and work on something in space. That would be really amazing!
Article posted November 22, 2010 at 09:38 AM •
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