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An astronaut’s tall tale

by David, 26 March 2016 | 0 comments

On 2 March this year, two long-term International Space Station residents returned to Earth. Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko both spent 342 days in space. Their year-long mission included space walks and Earth photography. But the most important experiment was on themselves. How does a person react to a year in space? Throughout their expedition,…

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Suit up for space

by , 5 September 2014 | 0 comments

To boldly go out of the airlock, astronauts need to look the part. Donning a spacesuit protects astronauts from the dangerous conditions just beyond our atmosphere. The outer layer of NASA’s Extravehicular Mobility Unit spacesuit is built tough from a blend of three fabrics. One fabric is the same stuff used in bulletproof vests. It…

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Build your own International Space Station Activity

by Jas, 17 August 2012 | 32 comments

You will need scissors craft glue sticky tape pencil International Space Station paper model instructions thread   What to do   Follow the instructions you have downloaded and you will have your very own model of the International Space Station! You can also play the video below to see the steps involved. What’s happening The…

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