Interesting facts about astronauts

For us, planet Earth is the most beautiful in the whole galaxy.

To look at its expanse from above is destined to few. В

This post presents interesting and unusual facts about

the daily life of astronauts, the people who made it.

1.In orbit, the sun rises and sets every 90 minutes, so during the day you can watch the sunrise as many as 16 times. Because of this regime. it’s not easy to sleep in space, and astronauts are conditioned to keep to Earth time. Studies conducted in 2001 showed that those astronauts astronauts who snore on Earth sleep very quietly in space. The lack of gravity reduces snoring.

2. “Travelling” through space, it is difficult for a person to get used to an established regime of day and night. Therefore, astronauts aboard the ISS, they wake up and get up on a signal sent from the Mission Control Center on Earth.

3. Many astronauts experience back complications accompanied by pain and impingement during flight back complications accompanied by pain and pinched and pinched nerves. The reason is that in weightlessness, the spine relaxes and stretches. That’s why astronauts,literally grow by five or eight centimeters.

4. Virtually every astronaut has experienced a “space” disease. In the absence of gravity, the vestibular signals become inconsistent. This affliction lasts…for several days and manifests itself as a loss of sensation…and disorientation.

5. In space, certain foods and spices can be consumed only in liquid form. For example, salt and pepper can simply

float away from you. This is dangerous for clogging the fans and equipment and is unpleasant if you get it in your eyes.

6. It is impossible to take a bath in space, for hygiene use wet sponges and wipes. Brushing teeth is also problematic

brushing your teeth is also problematic – you have to swallow the foam from toothpaste. That’s why astronauts have special toothpaste that’s conditionally edible.

7. From space, the astronauts see things they’ll never see on Earth: the Earth, a blue disk on a black background.

side of the moon, and strange flashes of light in their eyes It turns out that it’s not light at all, but cosmic radiation, which

the brain perceives as a flash. These kinds of flashes are very harmful to the eyes, and many astronauts later have problems with their eyesight.

8. The hardest part after returning to Earth is getting used to the fact that objects fall down and don’t keep dangling next to them if you let them go. Astronauts, after a long in space for a long time, getting used to gravity, hitting objects out of habit, letting them go, for several months after the flight.

9. In the history of astronautics no one has died in space. There have been accidents, but they have all occurred either during launches from Earth or during descent from orbit. All the astronauts who have died astronauts have died in the atmosphere.

10. From the portholes of their spacecraft, astronauts can discern the Egyptian Pyramids, large airports, cities on Earth. But the Great Wall of China, contrary to popular belief…is not visible from space.

11. The first two-time space tourist is American of Hungarian origin, Charles Simonyi. His flights took place in 2007 and 2009. But after he got married such entertainment was no longer available to him. Simoni’s prenuptial Simonyi’s marriage contract prohibits a third visit to space.

12. The American astronauts from Apollo 11 who visited the moon, were subjected to customs control upon their return. В

the customs declaration said, “Cargo – lunar dust and rocks.”

13. The rocket launch countdown was borrowed from the cinematographers. In order to build up the suspense of the audience this was the technique used in the 1929 film The Woman on the Moon.

14. Despite the fact that the members of the space crew are far from Earth, they don’t forget those waiting for them at home. Every year, a greeting is recorded from space to earthlings in in Russian and English. In turn, the cosmonauts

…can see the New Year’s Eve fireworks…the whole planet Earth launches on New Year’s Eve.