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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 …

Speed of Light

Your MissionIn preparation for space travel, astronauts invest many hours in practicing their hand-eye reaction time. Operating the robotic arm on the International Space Station requires crew members to have quick reaction times. Crew members …

Do a Spacewalk

Your MissionIn a reduced gravity environment, astronauts are unable to walk like they do on Earth. Instead, they coordinate their hands, arms, and feet to pull and push themselves from one place to another. Whether …

Space Rock-n-Roll

Your MissionIn the microgravity environment of the International Space Station astronauts can perform spectacular rolls. Here on Earth, because of gravity these rolls are not as easy. In Space Rock-n-Roll, your team will perform a series …

Get on Your Space Cycle

Your MissionOne exercise device that is regularly used by astronauts on the International Space Station is the cycle ergometer. The cycle provides bone strength exercise for the legs. When the large leg muscles work they …

Peake Liftoff

Your MissionIn a reduced gravity environment, muscles and bones can become weak, so astronauts must engage in strength training to counter the weakening effect of microgravity.  Before, during, and after living in space astronauts work …

Mission: Control!

Your MissionDuring and after space flight, astronauts have challenges with balance and spatial awareness. Through astronaut reconditioning, when they return to Earth, they relearn how to use their eyes, inner ear, and muscles to help …

Jump for the Moon

Your MissionOn Earth, your weight on your bones provides a constant stress. You maintain your bone strength by doing regular daily activities like standing, walking, and running! In space, astronauts float – unloading that important …

Planet You Go, Gravity You Find

Your MissionAstronauts’ training takes into account the influence of gravity because during their mission they will be in a free-fall microgravity environment. When astronauts are back on Earth after a six-month stay on the International …

Explore and Discover

Your MissionTo explore the Moon and Mars, astronauts must complete the tasks of walking to collection sites, taking samples, carrying science experiments, and safely lifting objects they discover to return to base station. In order …

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