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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 Jasmine, 17 August 2012 | 32 comments

A paper model of a space station.

Get ready to build your own paper model of the International Space Station (ISS).

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