How long is the flight to the space station?
about six hours
How do astronauts return from the moon?
When the two astronauts were finished working on the surface, they got back in the Lunar Module and launched. It went back into orbit around the moon and connected with the Command Module. The two astronauts got back into the Command Module. They left the Lunar Module behind and flew back to Earth.
What is the benefit of space exploration?
The benefits of space can be categorized as either direct or indirect. The direct benefits of exploration include the generation of scientific knowledge, the diffusion of innovation and creation of markets, the inspiration of people around the world, and agreements forged between the countries engaged in exploration.
How do you return from space to earth?
You say goodbye to your ISS colleagues, enter your cramped Soyuz capsule and close the hatch. Ahead of you is the bumpiest journey of your life. For the last week you’ve been rehearsing your undocking and descent procedures. The undocking sequence begins, and the hooks that connect the Soyuz to the ISS detach.
Why we should spend valuable resources on space exploration?
Human space exploration helps to address fundamental questions about our place in the Universe and the history of our solar system. Through addressing the challenges related to human space exploration we expand technology, create new industries, and help to foster a peaceful connection with other nations.
How do astronauts shower?
On the ISS, astronauts do not shower but rather use liquid soap, water, and rinseless shampoo. They squeeze liquid soap and water from pouches onto their skin. Then they use rinseless soap with a little water to clean their hair. (See this video of astronaut Karen Nyberg washing her hair in space.)
What happens to your body when you return from space?
After returning to Earth, bone loss might not be completely corrected by rehabilitation; however, their risk for fracture is not higher. Without the proper diet and exercise routine, astronauts also lose muscle mass in microgravity faster than they would on Earth.
Did the astronauts return to Earth?
After more than two months aboard the International Space Station (ISS), NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley returned to Earth today, parachuting through the planet’s skies in a SpaceX Dragon capsule.