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International Space Station - Questions and answers with David Saint-Jacques live from space

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Uploaded on March 26, 2019

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International Space Station - Questions and answers with David Saint-Jacques live from space

2019-03-26 - During the launch of the Astro Pi challenge in Canada, Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques answers the following question, live from the International Space Station: Does the International Space Station shrink and expand in space to accommodate temperature extremes?

(Credits: Canadian Space Agency, NASA)

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Text: Does the International Space Station shrink and expand in space to accommodate temperature extremes? - Pasidu

David Saint-Jacques: The part of Station that’s in the sunshine gets very, very warm, and the part that’s in the shadow gets very, very cold, and that changes all the time. But the engineers who designed the Space Station were very smart, and they used special materials and combinations of material for which it doesn’t matter, these big changes of temperature. And thanks to that, Station does not deform much. But it was a very important factor in the design of the Space Station.

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