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Reduced Gravtiy, Low Fat

Your MissionAs astronauts travel to the moon, Mars, and beyond, the need for nutritionally balanced meals becomes even more important for space missions. The amount of fat inside food packaged for spaceflight is analyzed by …

Bionic Hand

Your MissionIn a near future, it is expected that crews of astronauts and humanoid robots will work together to exploit space. They will both most likely make use of bionic hands. Bionic hands allow robots …

Taste in Space

Your MissionFor astronauts, all their food and drink needs to be carried to the International Space Station (ISS). Eating is an important part of crew morale and the one communal time when they share both …

Robotic Arm

Your MissionTo help out in space, scientists have designed and used robotic arms for years. On Earth, scientists have designed robotic arms for everything from moving heavy equipment to performing delicate surgery. Robotic arms are …

Hydration Station

Your MissionSince our bodies are made up of 50 to 70% water, it is essential to drink plenty of fluids to keep our bodies healthy. Water plays many important roles in keeping our body in …

Energy of an Astronaut

Your MissionAstronauts living on the International Space Station need balanced meals to meet their energy and health needs while in space. Food scientists and nutritionists at space agencies ensure that astronauts eat balanced meals in …

Living Bones, Strong Bones

Your Mission Explorers need strong bones so they can face the physical challenges placed on their bodies while in space. The longer astronauts are in the environment of space, the more weak their bones become …

What’s your Space Height?

Your MissionHow tall are you? Are you sure you know the answer?¬†Studies show that the height of an astronaut increases approximately 3% over the first 3 to 4 days of weightlessness in space. As soon …

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