Living in Space

Eating

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How do you eat in space? Very carefully!

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Sleeping

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In the weightless environment, sleeping on the floor is just as comfortable as sleeping on the wall...

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Exercising

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Exercising in space is the most effective way to date to compensate for the relative lack of gravity. However, even with rigorous exercise, astronauts typically lose up to 0.4-1% of their bone density per month in space as well as muscle mass.

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Personal hygiene

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While astronauts comb their hair and shave with relative ease in space, other tasks such as using the bathroom present challenges unique to the microgravity environment.

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Relaxing

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Many astronauts say that one of the most relaxing things to do in space is to look out the window and stare at the universe and the Earth. But they can also watch movies, listen to and play music as well as contact family and friends back on Earth.

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Working

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Over the course of a mission, astronauts may be required to do the work of a scientist, a construction worker, a communications officer, a housekeeper, a doctor and a pilot.

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Science of music

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Having the chance to grove and jam in the final frontier is critical for astronauts looking to maintain some of the human aspects of an Earth-bound life amongst the isolation of a long-duration mission in space.

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FAQ

Here is a compilation of the most frequently asked questions to Chris Hadfield on social media. We will update the list periodically.

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