For a common man it has never been easy to experience the life in space. The space scientists or astronauts are the only ones who could experience a life in space for few days when they were the part of a mission to space.
Let us discuss few interesting facts of space life.
You can see a sunrise in every 90 minutes when you are in space. It creates a lot of problems in sleeping for the astronauts. This happens due to the absence of the normal day and night shift. The ISS administrators have found a new way to counteract this problem. They have set the schedule of the astronauts on a 24-hour, earth-based timetable to help them keep their activities as grounded as possible.
The microgravity of the space makes the human spine free from earth’s constant pull and straightens the spine to increase the height of the astronaut about 2.25 inches.
It takes at least 2 to 3 days for an astronaut to come out of space sickness. The space sickness occurs due to the lack of gravity in space and it happens with almost everyone travelling the space.
Sleeping in a space ship is a very tricky issue. The astronauts need to work hard to get some sleep when in space. They need to strap themselves to a bunk in to avoid floating around and bumping into things.
Personal grooming has never been an easy task in space. Astronauts carry their own special grooming kits and attach them to the locker walls and other fixtures of the spaceship. They carry a special rinse free shampoo to wash their hairs.
Astronauts are not able to take salt and pepper by sprinkling on their food due to the lack of gravity. So they have to take food in a liquid form as the dry food materials may float away to get stuck in equipment or they can also enter the astronaut’s eyes.
Astronauts have seen the breathtaking view of the Earth’s bright blue disc against the inky black of space. They have also seen the far side of the moon that has effects of strange flashes of light inside their eyeballs.
Effect on Brain
Though the scientists conduct thorough experiments on the astronauts to determine their stress taking capabilities, there are healthy chances of brain ruin if the space voyage is for a long time. The reason for this apprehension is the cosmic rays that affect the brain the most.
Using toilets in the space is very challenging. The space agencies have devoted many hours to get a solution to ease the situation as much as possible. Previously, the toilets of the space operated on a simple air mechanism. However, presently an air filtering system is used for the same.
Readapting in Earth
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After the astronauts reach the earth from the space voyage, they take a lot of time to adapt to the gravity in earth. They drop things in earth as they do in space but the things fall down and break.