If you had the chance to ask an astronaut one question about space travel, what would it be?
Some may ask what it’s like to be weightless, while others may inquire about the bathroom facilities available on a shuttle or space station.
But what about grooming? Hey, an astronaut has to look good for a NASA briefing or publicity photo! Thankfully, Chris Hadfield is here to help.
Hadfield is the Canadian astronaut who made headlines by posting a series of photos taken from the International Space Station, which he’ll take command of in March, on Twitter. Now he’s back to teach us the art of cutting one’s fingernails while living in space. Click on the above video to find out more!
Were those 'space tourists' asking too many nerdy questions like:
"Why is the ISS not in outer space, but deep in Earth's atmosphere?"
"Why can't we move it into another orbit, like around the Moon?"
Seems like pesky tourists with smart questions are not allowed to visit the ISS anymore; Do you agree?
No – it's just that all of the seats are full. Although, I'm sure that for $100 million in cash Russia will add a launch...
Wait until Dragon Heavy gets up and flying in 2015. With everything coming down the pipeline, prices will come down.
Right now there's a company that will haul you to LEO (sub-orbatal) for $900K. AND you get to be copilot!
Have you heard about enterology?
Wait, for what when we could be traveling standby, or better?
Wait for what when we could be traveling standby, or better? We are being hearded into...
CNN, according to your lightyears blog, Chris Hadfield (in the video) is not in orbit right now. But he clearly is, please update!
Where does it say he isn't in orbit? What I've read here and on their twitter feed all says he's in orbit.
it easy to explain how remove cut finger nails.my question is different."does the earth's orbit spin and rotate the same direction as the black hole under our sun?because fire has no magnetism or gravatational pull,the sun can not spin our planet,or the planets of our milky way.a black hole has proven magentism the magma of iron in our earths core,and if we our spinning the same way as that black hole ,then that black hole makes us orbit around the sun."p.s. in the middle ages people thought the earth was flat and not a sphere,but people still think the sun makes orbit in circle.the black hole make our orbit rotation,not the sun!"
sorry for my terrible typing,i can spell much better than i type.
Mister Shannon Ray Blake, all gravitational forces come from objects with mass. By that understanding, any material with mass will exert some gravitational force upon other objects with mass. Therefore, as our Sun has an incredible amount of mass (about 1 million times the mass of the Earth), it is able to exert a strong gravitational force upon the Earth and other planets. Thus, it is in fact the mass of the Sun (and not a black hole) that keeps the Earth in its orbit.
you sir/mam, need to go back to elementary school
Bonjour,pourquoi la station internationale n'a pas de gravité articicielle comme Wernher von Braun l'avait imaginé dans son future? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotating_wheel_space_station
Lajka, Luna 24 and the ISS at ~200 milesabove sea level (which is 99,800 miles inside our atmosphere) show the current lack of the scientific method for humans in outer space. Could someone please send a hungry for green cheese mouse or two to our Moon so we an place science back into human space exploration instead of cold war propaganda.
Sorry, I'm just not in the mood for learning the arts of fingernails while living in Space, as I know there's a 53-year-old astronaut. I have no idea with the details about the requirements of an age to be an astronaut, but there's something made me feel unoptimistic once I found an older astronaut presented after I stuck with an idea that the younger the astronauts present, the smaller the risks hidden in their bodies present. Do we agree with that?
After the disgrace of Armstrong admitting he took drugs and cheated, should all astronauts now have to face regular drug tests? Also, are astronauts good at cycling because of the zero-G?
Lance Armstrong and Neil Armstrong are two very different people my friend.
"j" – What do YOU think Neil Armstrong "lied" about and WHY do you think it?
Moon landing conspiracy theories -Wikipedia, the free ... en.wikipedia.org/.../Moon_landing_ ... He claimed that the chance of a successful manned landing on the Moon was calculated to be 0.017%. .... NASA employees (and sometimes others) have lied; or that the landings did ...
Armstrong's brother claims he lied about 'one small step' quote ... blastr.com/.../armstrongs-brother-claims. ... Jan 3, 2013 – Armstrong's brother claims he lied about 'one small step' quote ... as the first man set foot on the moon: "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.
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he lied moon
What. do You. think?
J, I'll tell you what I think. I think you need to go back to school and get yourself a better education. Your comments were difficult to read, you failed to make a valid point, and you clearly don't understand the things you're reading about on the internet.
my #2 pencil and ground many ovals, like "no planets around other stars" to pass school. Did you?
Have u ever seen a UFO and do u believe in intelligent life on other planets wats space look like up there and was it everything u thought it would be when u went up there
Better yet, have the astronauts clip their fingernails inside a clear plastic bag.
they can feed the bacterias inside the bag
I have a better idea than this astronaut's to cut my finger nails. I am surprised they didn't think about it. When using the clipper, and just before reaching the end of the nail, it's easier just to pull it out manually! Smart, eh ?
I , personally, would like to see them use the pot.
I'd imagine it involves a specialized vacuum system. For their space suits, they would have something similar to what old people may wear.
Correct. Astronauts use a hose similar to one attached to your vacuum cleaner to urinate into, and in order to carry out their other business, it's similar to a toilet on an airplane that vacuums everything out, except they have to strap themselves onto the toilet.
The spacesuit uses a similar method but it is a very complicated system that ensures that urine is not leaked out.
do they recycle the finger nails?
Speaking of grooming, I heard that NASA was offering a discount at the International Fake Station hair salon over in Baikonur.....
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