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What is the goal of 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.

What are the challenges of living in space?

Increased risk of cancer and degenerative diseases, such as heart disease and cataracts, have been observed in human populations exposed to radiation on Earth. Health risks for astronauts from radiation exposure in space are mainly driven by long-term impacts.

Can you eat chocolate in space?

But according to Robert Pearlman, editor of the space history and artifacts website collectSPACE.com, astronauts have eaten Swiss chocolate Toblerone while in orbit, as well as Turtles, Dove Bars, Ghirardelli, Kit Kats, Snickers, Raisinets, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Twix and—appropriately enough—Milky Way Bars.

Why do astronauts eat tortillas instead of bread?

Tortillas are easier to handle in reduced gravity and they also stay fresh longer than sliced bread. Making a wrap type sandwich with a tortilla requires less handling than when using two slices of bread. Unlike tortillas found in restaurants, NASA’s are mold resistant.

What is the typical length of a stay on the ISS?

about six months

Can you make bread in space?

Bread. Crumbs—from bread, crackers, cookies, etc—don’t do well in space. They float around, and can fly into an astronaut’s eyes and interfere with important equipment. That’s why you’ll find tortillas used instead of bread on all crafts traveling out of orbit.

What tells about the bathroom on a spaceship?

1, it’s basically a hose, we call it a urine hose, that has a vacuum on it.” Astronauts go through “positional training” on Earth to make sure solid waste goes directly into the narrow opening of these space toilets, Roberts explained. The mock toilet has a camera at the bottom.