Fun Astronaut Facts


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1. Astronauts cant cry in space because of the weightless environment. The tears just collect in little balls and sting your eyes.
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2. An Astronaut can be up to 2 inches taller returning from space. The cartilage disks in the spine expand in the absence of gravity.
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3. Astronauts have a patch of Velcro inside their helmet so they can scratch their nose.
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4. Astronauts in space lose significant bone and muscle mass because of zero gravity.
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5. Astronauts’ hearts become rounder in space.
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6. For years, most of the urine produced by astronauts has just been dumped overboard.
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7. Astronauts can see cosmic lightning when they close their eyes in space.

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8. Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper fell asleep in his space capsule while waiting for blastoff.
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9. In order to become an astronaut, you cannot be taller than 6'3' or shorter than 5'2'.
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10. Astronauts eat hot sauce in space to clear sinuses.
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11. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station can see about 16 sunrises and 16 sunsets a day.
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12. Tears cannot flow in zero gravity, so Astronauts cannot cry.
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13. Astronaut John Young smuggled a corned-beef sandwich into space.

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