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IN Information ON 12 Apr, 2016
Space travel basically refers to spacefaring which makes the use of space technology to allow a spacecraft fly in and through the outer space. It includes many activities undertaken in the art of space travel.
From space $ex to innovation in space food, we are witnessing all.
On this International day of space flight, I have acquired few insights about space travel. Scroll down to know further.
An astronaut Chris Hadfield experimented on water to know about its surface tension. And he found that water gets transformed into jelly in space.
It is known that the mean time into orbit takes about 8.5 minutes. And it takes 3 to 5 days for a space flight to reach the moon.
When astronauts are asked about how space smells, we thought their answer would be space smelling out like ozone but they actually reported a hot meaty-metallic scent.
A space suit can weigh around 50 to 350 pounds- on Earth.
All the astronauts have reported that they have found 2 inch difference in their height while they are in space.
The food offered in space are mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce with additional water. Though in space the taste of food lacks, but one's sense of taste is compromised in zero gravity.
In zero gravity, the astronauts lose muscle mass which further lowers their blood pressure level and so it further leads to size ramifications.
With the developed technology, the use of phones in space has been allowed presently.
As astronauts face muscle loss in orbit, so they need to exercise for reducing the loss.
Since the moon doesn't carry an atmosphere, so the footprints of astronauts don't get eroded and hence they stay at least for 100 million years.