By: Bridget Webber
Eating in space is a little different than it is here on Earth. The lack of gravity means that many types of food would float when out of our atmosphere. To try to counteract this foods have been developed ingeniously to try to reduce such...
Differences between the United States' astronauts and Russia's cosmonauts
By: Elliot Sway
Whenever there is competing exploration of new ideas and frontiers, there is competing terminology for the recent advancements. During the space race, both the Soviet Union and the United States were attempting to make the most advances into space. These superpowers mutual quest to dominate...
A look at the exercise regimen of an astronaut in space
By: Cynthia Wall
A Space Walk may look like fun but it does little to keep an astronaut in shape. Without having to work against the force of gravity, muscles and bones become weaker rather than stronger. We've all been told that weight bearing and resistance exercises are...
By: Bridget Webber
Have you ever wondered how astronauts deal with bodily functions in space? If so you are not alone. Children, journalists and even prince Philip have enquired about what the procedure is. Toilets in space shuttles are not so different to look at than those on...
An overview on advanced mission training for astronauts
By: Marc Phillippe Babineau
Advanced training for astronauts who are training for space missions can mostly be found at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. They train for all aspects of space flights, from the flight itself, to work on the International Space Station, adding new...
By: Susan Klatz Beal
The dietary practices and methods for food preparation, especially on board NASA's Space Shuttles would remind the average person of a camping trip. Everything from the preparations to the packaging and storing are crucial. Food needs to be properly packaged and stowed to prevent spoilage...
By: Cynthia Wall
On a spring day in 1983, I excused myself from a college class I was teaching and went outside. Actually, the students went with me and stared in disbelief at their crazy teacher, a ham radio operator, who held a small two meter transmitter to...
The history of NASA's Mercury Program
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
The Mercury Project is the very beginning of man traveling into space. It was this project that made the term" Astronaut" a household word. They came up with the word as a variation to the balloonist who were called Argonauts as they were sailing in...
UFO contact: Are we ready?
By: Dallas Brown
If UFO stands for Unidentifiable Frying Objects, it is way too late to be thinking about prevention! These hamburgers are killing us!But, well, you know, it is the Unidentified Flying objects that we refer to by the shortened "UFO." So I quite naturally...
By: Tenebris
An eleven-sided, eleven-angled planar shape is called a hendecagon. An eleven-sided 3-dimensional shape is called a hendecahedron. It also has twenty edges.The names for smaller-sided shapes usually combine Latin prefixes with the Greek -gon, such as in pentagon. However, the Greek 'hen' is used...

 

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