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Reduced Gravtiy, Low Fat

Your Mission: Discover the fat content of a meal and formulate a balanced meal using fat content information. As astronauts travel to the moon, Mars, and beyond, the need for nutritionally balanced meals becomes even …

Bionic Hand

Your Mission: Explore the anatomy of the hand and build a bionic hand from cardboard. In a near future, it is expected that crews of astronauts and humanoid robots will work together to exploit space. …

Taste in Space

Your Mission: Explore taste sensations on the tongue and experiment to see which senses influence taste. For astronauts, all their food and drink needs to be carried to the International Space Station (ISS). Eating is …

Robotic Arm

Your Mission: Design and build a robotic arm to perform some simple tasks. To help out in space, scientists have designed and used robotic arms for years. On Earth, scientists have designed robotic arms for …

Hydration Station

Your Mission: Explore the importance of hydration and identify the signs of dehydration. Since our bodies are made up of 50 to 70% water, it is essential to drink plenty of fluids to keep our …

Energy of an Astronaut

Your Mission: Investigate healthy food choices and Calorie needs for life on earth vs. life in space Astronauts living on the International Space Station need balanced meals to meet their energy and health needs while …

Living Bones, Strong Bones

Your Mission: Observe and compare bones, and design bone models to investigate ways to keep bones healthy. Explorers need strong bones so they can face the physical challenges placed on their bodies while in space. …

What’s your Space Height?

Your Mission: Measure different body parts and explore how these measurements might change in space. How tall are you? Are you sure you know the answer?¬†Studies show that the height of an astronaut increases approximately …

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