Living and Working in Space
Day 10 - December 9
The mission is drawing to a close ... After completing all the transfers the Shuttle and Station crews must say goodbye.
Shuttle Endeavour detaches from the International Space Station (ISS) and circles it to take pictures. These images will be used primarily to inspect the state of the Station.
For a couple of minutes, Marc Garneau will speak to Canadian youth down on Earth during a public event. Gathered in science centres these youth will have the opportunity to ask Marc their questions. Wow! Now that's technology!
Questions / Answers
What kind of food do astronauts eat in space?
Marc favourite meal is Texan Barbecue beef, shrimp cocktail and fresh fruit.
Why do astronauts have to exercise on long duration space flights?
If an astronaut does not exercise in space he or she will lose muscle tone and will have a harder time doing simple things like walking when back on Earth.
What will the International Space Station (ISS) used for?
Once operational, the Space Station will provide Canadian scientists, engineers and astronauts with a platform for experiments in areas of biotechnology, engineering, Earth observation and telecommunications. It will also serve as a launch pad for the exploration of other planets including Mars.
How many hours in a day does an astronaut have for free time?
A typical day for astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) consists of 14 hours of work (including planning sessions, physical exercise, and activities before and after rest period and mission operations) 1,5 hours for meals and 8,5 hours for rest.
How long will an astronaut be able to stay on the International Space Station (ISS)?
Four months was chosen as the length of time astronauts can stay on the International Space Station (ISS). Shuttle missions last approximately 16 days, limiting the time allotted for experiments. A four-month period will prove to be useful and is sufficient to perform more research and experiments. Another factor used to consider for the amount of time an astronaut can stay in space, is the amount of time they can handle being away from their friends and family.
Also available: The list of all questions of the Space 2000 Project
Mission: Sun Contest
Come back tomorrow to find out what is the answer to question 26!
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