July 28, 2014
The Daily Life of an Astronaut
For NASA, the sixties time period ended in a major triumph. Not only did they have their very first successful launch of the first lunar landing, but the first man had finally walked on the moon and NASA was very much so apart of that day. In today’s 21st century we all wonder what astronauts do as a daily routine in space. Are they able to do stuff like what we humans do on earth or is it different when they are way up in space? Explorers are extremely eager to figure out the details and the experiences of the astronauts daily routine in space, I know I am. In the morning time our routine may be just a little different from the astronaut’s routine in space. One thing that all the astronauts do in space in the morning time, is when they go to take showers they have to use rinse less shampoo, just like the kind that is made and used in hospitals for patients. “Actually there won’t be enough water for daily shower, and sponge-baths will be more common”, Driscoll. I for one love having my hair clean on a daily basis, so I’m not so sure how I would do if I had to use rinse less shampoo in space, I probably would go crazy. Going to the bathroom on earth can be very normal for us to do, but in space those astronauts have a much harder job to do. They must position themselves on the toilet using leg and restraint bars so they don’t go floating away off the toilet. It’s a good thing all the astronauts on the space ship have their own personal urinal funnels, kind of like what we have on earth, except a lot cleaner and better looking. My most favorite part of the day is exercising and eating healthy foods. Being active and staying healthy is a very important part of anyone’s lifestyle. Up in space might just be a little more difficult for them to do that. “We have some great equipment up here: a bike, resistive exercise device, and now, two treadmills. This equipment is spread...
Cited: Aboard the International Space Station. NASA. NASA, Web. 15 Jul 2014. <http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/teachingfromspace/dayinthelife/index.html>.
The International Space Station is a working laboratory orbiting 240 miles above the earth. This is also the home to the international crew. The crew’s daily routine, isn’t just your basic daily routine that we do on Earth. Everything that we do on Earth is completely different from what astronauts may do up in space. This article will give many readers the opportunity to sit down, watch some videos and learn about the daily routine of an astronaut. It will explain every routine that they go through and it will tell you about the struggles that they may face when up in space and there really isn’t much they can do about it either. By reading and watching these videos, we all will be able to learn about the combat and the physiological effects of being in space for long periods of times. Studying and learning these daily routines is important.
Hadfield, Chrris. An Astronaut 's Guide to live on Earth. First. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2013. Print.
Author Chris Hadfield decided that he was going to become an astronaut after watching the Apollo moon landing with his family on Stag Island, Ontario with his family when he was just only nine years old. In 2013 he was a commander of the International Space Station orbiting the Earth during a five month mission. This book will give you the chance to see inside the insider’s perspective on what kind of thinking is really involved and how we earthbound humans can use it to achieve success and happiness in our lives. Readers will not just be inspired by this story, but they will have that opportunity to just step inside his boots and see what it’s like to be an astronaut for a day. In the end of all of this, Hadfield was finally able to fulfill his long dream of being an astronaut, but itwithout a doubt took a lot of work.
Driscoll, Everly. "Living in Style: A Space Motel with (Almost) All the Comforts of Home." Science News. Vol. 13.No. 18 (1973): 292-293 JSTOR. Web July 15, 2014.
Author Everyly Driscoll tries to explain how space is just almost like staying in motel, almost close with the comforts of home. Being in space for months can get a little boring and uncomfortable at times, that’s why they try their best to make it seem like they are at home or even at a motel sleeping. You are able to have all the essentials that you need, just not as fancy as what you have back at home. Each astronaut is able to have his or her own sleeping space and they have their own personal hygiene kit. All of the astronauts clothing have been vacuumed sealed so that there is more space for storage on the space ship. The author explains in this story that astronauts sleeping and other daily routines are the exact same as if they were staying in a motel with the exact same things. But what they don’t realize is that space is a lot different than being on earth.
Giovanni, Caprara. Living in Space. Milan: Firefly Books Ltd., 2000. Print.
This book will you give you chance to follow the history of living in space through science fiction to the actual facts and will also give the full stories of the disasters that may have happened along the way. The author in this story narrates about science fiction stories, scientific and technological breakthroughs, fantasy, imagination and breakthroughs. Giovanni has the full story of the successes and disasters, of how courageous these astronauts lived and above all, what their future living conditions will be like in the near future. It took a century for the dream of a large space station in orbit around the Earth to become a reality. This book will recount a 100 year long story of nothing but human achievement, scientific and technological enterprises, politics and fantastic dreams. The basic ingredients for up in space, both the past and the future, are to have imagination and the spirit of adventures. Ohtake, Miyoko. "Life in Space: Email from the ISS." Dwell. Dwell Media LLC, 2004. Web. 17 Jul 2014. <http://www.dwell.com/interviews/article/life-space-email-iss>.
While interviewing astronaut Nicole Stott, writer Bruce Sterling, from his home in Italy, sent Nicole an email of interview questions while she was up in space just floating around. As she got the free time, she was able to respond to him and answer his questions. As I read through the interview, Stott gives a lot of good points about what their daily routine is and what they have to do to perform their tasks. All of these astronauts have to learn a lot and train a lot in order to join alongside their team members and to be able to fly up to space. This interview sums up a lot of information of the astronauts daily routine and even some of the struggles that they may come across while up in space. It’s not always going to be easy living in space, but those astronauts manage to get through the mission with the help of each other.
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