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This category is for questions related to the personal requirements of Astronautical missions. The training, living accommodations, and working conditions both on the Earth and in space are discussed here. For further information on a particular astronaut, please see the name in question.
Names of All AstronautsClick on the related link below for all the names of astronauts. Here are opinions and answers from FAQ Farmers There have been a few hundred astronauts over the years, far too many to list here. You might be able to get a comprehensive list by writing to the Johnson Space cen…
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Challenger Astronauts Francis R. Scobee; pilot Michael J. Smith; mission specialists Ronald E. McNair, Ellison S. Onizuka, and Judith A. Resnik; and payload specialists Gregory B. Jarvis and Christa McAuliffe. You can read all about the Challenger disaster, and find links to the biographies …
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Pictures of Moon Walks Click on the links to your right for some great shots from the first moon landing by Apollo 11. You can also go to this NASA website and select any of the Apollo flights 11 and up and find images there. The ApolloArchive.com website has a lot of pictures, movies and othe…
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The first rocket which could fly high enough to claim the title "first space rocket" was invented by German scientists Werner Von BraunA and Walter Riedel.B The rocket was called V2 but was part of a program from Nazi Germany to attack Britain during World War 2. The first V2 to reach space was la…
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After the launch of STS-127 (Space Shuttle Endeavour) to the ISS, there will have been 500 people who have flown to space. (The launch will be around July.) So as of now, 499 people have been to space. As of 6 July 2016, there have been 536 individuals who have visited space.
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First African American Female Astronaut Mae C. Jemison - Physician and astronaut Born: 10/17/1956 Birthplace: Decatur, Ala. Astronaut Mae Jemison became the first African-American woman to enter space when she served on the crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavor in September 1992. Jemison's life, h…
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he was very successfull in promoting his cause he used guirella hit and run tactic these men doing so where know as the "flying columns" he also used another group called "the Squad" these were to elimanate anyone going to treat the upcoming war.and the people of the day loved him because if he was …
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Precisely because it is a movie. Its purpose is to tell an entertaining story that people will pay money to see. It also has to get a lot of complicated history into a couple of hours. Thus facts can be omitted, distorted, or made up in the interest of dramatic storytelling.Michael Montagne
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Michael Collins Micheal Collins (1890-1922) was one of the most influencial figures in the Irish rebellion against England, leading to the separation of the Irish Free State. After the Easter Rising, Collins, officially acting as Minister of Finance under the newly erected Sinn Fein government, orga…
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Where to Find Astronauts Pics Here an is great website that contains images of astronauts, as well as images that astronauts took: http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/clickmap/. Here are more opinions and answers from other FAQ Farmers: Go to Yahoo, Google or Kids Click.com and go to images an…
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Astronaut Earnings Salaries for civilian Astronaut Candidates are based on the Federal Government's General Schedule pay scale for grades GS-12 through GS-13. Each person's grade is determined according to his/her academic achievements and experience. Currently, a GS-12 starts at $65,140 per year…
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Michael Collins Commander-In Chief Irish Free State Army. Michael collins took part in the irish rebellion, he helped capture the G.P.O, after which he was sent to prison. When he got released from prison he along with Eamon De Velare, Harry Boland and many more rebelled again. Through all the madn…
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An astronaut is a person who travels in Space. Until 03 an astronaut was usually trained by the military, government or civil space agents. Now they are trained by the SSO- SpaceShipOne. Every astronaut is accompanied by two or more other astronauts when they travel up into Space. The first American…
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Science projects fix the space station compile data fly the shuttle land the shuttle do space walks test theories
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Taikonaut is the Chinese counterpart for astronaut and cosmonaut. "Taikong" is a Chinese word that means space or cosmos. The resulted prefix "taiko-" is similar to "astro-" and "cosmo-" that makes three words perfectly symmetric, both in meaning and in form. Removing "g" from "taikong" is to make …
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40 women have made it to space. They include: Valentina TereshkovaSvetlana SavitskayaSally K. RideKathryn D. SullivanMae C. JemisonEileen M. CollinsPeggy WhitsonSusan StillPamela Ann MelroyJudith A. ResnikSharon Christa McAuliffeShannon W. LucidEllen S. BakerBonnie J. DunbarMarsha S. IvinsTamara E.…
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Space food has progressed from bland, tasteless food that the astronauts squeezed from tubes to dehydrated meals..
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Sally Ride (b. May 26, 1951) She was on the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger for the STS-7, which began on June 18, 1983. She was the third woman in space, after the cosmonauts Valentina Tereshkova in 1963, and Svetlana Savitskaya in 1982.
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John Glenn (born July 18, 1921, in Cambridge, Ohio), a decorated US Marine Corps pilot, flew the first US orbital mission, completing three orbits of the Earth in his space capsule, "Friendship 7" , on February 20, 1962. He was the third American in space, following sub-orbital flights by Alan Shepa…
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In July 1982 she married fellow astronaut Steven Hawley they divorced five years later.
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500 people have been too space
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No one knows. We can measure space distance in light years (distance light travels in a year, at 186,000 miles a second or 300,000 km/s). One light year is nearly 10 trillion km. Current best estimates suggest the universe has an age of about 13.7 billion years. At the very beginning, just after …
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Sally Ride became the first American woman in space on June 18th, 1983.
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In 1984 Marc Garneau became the first Canadian to fly on a NASA mission to space. On the contary, Mark ZuckerBURG was Marcs butt buddy and they both traveled to space together. ;]
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neil armstrong ,kalpana chawla ,sunitha williams,rakesh sharma,etc............
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The smooth muscles inside the blood vessels adjust to the micro gravity in order to work properly, the same way they work on Earth. Also the heart rate slows since the muscles of the legs are not in use due to the lack of gravity
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Yes, He Has A Sister Named June, And Brother Named Dean. He was the oldest of his siblings.
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Answer There is sufficient evidence to prove that astronauts DID land on the moon. The six missions that landed between 1969 and 1972 returned over 800 pounds of moon rocks to Earth which were distributed to scientists in many different countries. Not a single one of these scientists has ever que…
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His nickname was "Buzz."
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Roberta Bondar, Marc Garneau, Steve MacLean, Ken Money, Robert Thirsk, Bjarni Tryggvason.
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Because the Air Force in the 1940's and 50's was the predecessor to NASA. A lot of the top scientists and aviators were a part of the Air Force and had the experience to make the jump. It was a natural step being that these individuals already had the best training at the time and the only real expe…
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How you clean a coinPut it in coke DO NOT TRY TO CLEAN ANY COLLECTIBLE COINS!!! See the Related Question for more information.
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Man, I don't know!
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497 as of May 2009 after STS-125. See attached link for current statistics.
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Astronauts are people who travel in rockets to space.
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Robert thirsk id cool
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Advantages interesting and varied training and activities. * good pay rate. * wide recognition and respect in society. * working as part of a team. * incentives for highly motivated individuals to achieve. Disadvantages highly dangerous work whilst on a mission * long and demanding hour…
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Since many astronauts are scientists, or are under the direction of scientists, most of the time spent in space is devoted to experiments and keeping the ship clean and in good repair. With their vitals being monitored constantly, one could say that every moment an astronaut is in space is somebody'…
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Answer In space there is no gravity for the muscles to work against so they tend to degenerate as do the bones they are attached to. Astronauts special exercises help to minimise these problems.
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In zero gravity = no. Not unless you're on an artificial surface like a space shuttle with some sort of magnetic boots, otherwise there would be no surface to push off of to walk. You can walk on the moon or other low gravity no-atmosphere environments. Addendum: The Apollo astronauts liked to ho…
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No. Tony Felice is a Digital Strategist with Red Door Interactive. You can check him out at http://twitter.com/tonyfelice
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Astronaut Rations Freeze-dried MRE's (Meals Ready- to- Eat). They are the same that soldiers use. See the Related Link below and choose the 'Space Foods' link within the page. Space candy
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I think that an astronaut will have to chase his/her food or if they don't wont to chase it they can hold it VERY tight and eat and make sure that nothing goes flying. See the Web Link below for the answer and find the 'Space Foods' link within the page. Try the links below. Especially the pictur…
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See the Related Links below for information. Scroll down within the link ' NASA Fact Sheets' to the section' Living and Working in Space'.
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He was 39 when he was on the moon. 31.
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well first you have to take so many test and they are very hard as i can tell
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Answer The first woman in space was a Cosmonaut, Valentina Tereshkova (1963). The first woman Astronaut in space was Sally Ride in 1983.
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i would say neil armstrong because he was the first person to take a step on the moon with 2 other astronauts.
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Gemini Space Program. Each of the Gemini missions had a crew of two astronauts.
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they eat grinded food in pouches and eat your moms pudding
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Astronauts can live in outerspace because in the space station they have water that is recycled, electricity provided by solar panels, and freeze dried food to last them the duration of their trip.
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I believe they were allegedly drunk just prior to launch, not in space. It also did not specify which astronauts. Also, I found in an article that said "information is based on anonymous interviews and is unsubstantiated."
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Out of squeeze bottle's.
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Alan Shepard, May 5 1961 on Freedom 7.
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Gemini Astronauts The numbers refer to which Gemini mission they were part of. Gus Grissom - 3 John Young - 3 and 10 Jim McDivitt - 4 Ed White - 4 Gordon Cooper - 5 Pete Conrad - 5 and 11 Frank Borman - 7 Jim Lovell - 7 and 12 Wally Schirra - 6 Tom Stafford - 6 and 9 Neil Armstrong - 8…
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They are remotely controlled spaceships that help study the solar system.
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Alan Shepard
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Alan B. Shepard; Neil Armstrong was the first to walk on the moon, not to go outside of the atmosphere.
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They same way the men do, they use a vacuum toilet.
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Dehydronated, pureed food that taste liike yogurt....... they also sometimes eat deuce and harry balls
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Astronauts eat 70% less food than people on Earth. Astronauts eat the same food as people on Earth, but their food is specially preserved to avoid contamination by bacteria. To combat the problem of microgravity, food is carefully contained and drinks are packaged as dehydrated powders. The as…
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Space exploration requires complex calculations using many variables. These apply to astronomical information for planets, moons, and other bodies, as well as the precise accelerations and trajectories for spacecraft and probes. On Earth, travel on the surface or in the air can be controlled effecti…
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There is no question that there are many "human" needs that are being short-changed. But there is value to very many worth-while programs that we are engaging in. Space programs may very well lead to humanity's salvation in the future. I would ask: "Can the money spent on war be better utilised for …
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Yuri Gagarin became the first person to go to outer space on April 12, 1961.
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It started in 1961, though technically that was a "cosmonaut", the Russian term.
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Cf link. Basically, you are not floating, but instead since you are traveling past earth's escape velocity or are able to break through the pull of gravity, you can follow earth's curve while freefalling and be weightless. Simply put, if you are in a free falling elevator you would think you were …
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Only 12 astronauts have landed on the Moon, the first beingNeil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11, July 20, 1969).The others were:Pete Conrad and Alan Bean (Apollo 12)Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell (Apollo 14) David Scott and James Irwin (Apollo 15)John Young and Charles Duke (Apollo 16) Gene …
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This is because they are slightly away from the pull of the Earth's gravity - but not entirely. They, and the space station, are constantly falling towards the Earth, but everything keeps turning below them, preventing them from ever getting there. You can read more about this in the Web Links to th…
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A guy called denis o'neill killed Michael Collins!! No-one knows for sure who fired the shot, as there were bullets flying everywhere, so there was chaos.
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I'm asking that same question but ill tell you what i know. you need a bachelors degree in engineering, math, or science and you have to be physically fit. you also need to work well with a team. the first two are the only real requirements. oh and you get a background check too. yayayayay
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Yuri Gagarin was the first man in outer space on April 12, 1961. In 1961, The USSR (Russian) cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space.
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you explore space and different planets.
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The cruising altitude of the Space Shuttle depends on its mission. Since the Columbia disaster, with the exception of the last Hubble Servicing Mission in summer 2008, the cruising altitude has been equal to that of the International Space Station, approximately 340 km (211 miles). The highest a Sp…
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US astronaut and senator John Herschel Glenn Jr. was 95 years old when he died on December 8, 2016 (birthdate: July 18, 1921).
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You need to have a bachelors degree in engineering, science or mathmatics & the degree needs to be from an accredited college or university or they wont accept it.
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Edwin Aldrins pet name was Buzz .
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25 years old !
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Why have scientists developed exercises for astronauts living in outer space for long periods of time? Due to lack of gravitational field all the systms of the body but especially the musculoskeletal system is affected, in terms of bone resorption. To mninimize the effects of zero gravity exercises…
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Astronauts wear space masks in space because in space there is no air so they use an oxygen mask to breath.
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An astronaut may receive health benefits, but that will depend on where they work. A major benefit of being an astronaut having the ability to explore the planets.
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The toilet is not dissimilar in appearance to those on earth, but operates very differently. It uses moving air to suck wastes away in the zero gravity environment. There is a hose and funnel for urinating. Wastes are then freeze-dried and returned to earth. Some liquid wastes are recycled into wate…
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John Glenn.
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they make 65,000 to 100,000 per year
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There are claims on the web that Sunita Williams (International Space Station astronaut) accepted Islam. Those claims appear to be false.There is evidence that she has Hindu beliefs. One indication is that she took a small statue of the Hindu god, Ganesha, with her to the ISS and talked of relying o…
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Challenger CrewYes, all seven Challenger crew members were killed when the space shuttle exploded 73 seconds after launch on January 28, 1986.Challenger Crew:Michael J. SmithDick ScobeeRonald McNairllison OnizukaGregory JarvisJudith ResnikChrista McAuliffe (She was chose from more than 11,000 applic…
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The first human in space was Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin on April 12,1961 to orbit the Earth he received medals from around the world.
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J.R.D. Tata Kalpana Chawla's interest in flying was inspired by J.R.D. Tata, an Indian pilot and industrialist.
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Buzz
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Two letters, E and T. E.T
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Soviet cosmonaut Alexi Leonov became the first man to walk in space on March 18, 1965.
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The name for a Russian astronaut is a "cosmonaut".
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John H. Glenn, jrThat was John Glen, who orbited the earth 3 times.
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Answer The only way to contact an astronaut is through this address: Astronaut Office/CB NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX 77058 Answer There is a ham radio station onboard the International Space Station. Ham radio operators on Earth have been successful in speaking with astrona…
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The spacecraft that astronauts go up in, have their own life support systems which regulate conditions to keep the spacecraft hospitable.
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