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How do Astronauts Eat in Outer Space?

When thinking about what life is like in space, most people tend to think about the excitement of being weightless and the amazing journey to outer space and all of its mystery. However, regardless of our whereabouts or demanding tasks, we still have to answer to our stomachs to keep us going. A nutritious diet is important for any human being no matter their job title but when it comes to being an astronaut a healthy diet is critical to their performance. So when you have the absence of gravity in outer space how must one eat? Dry foods such as M&Ms™ seem easy and quite fun to just simply float around and try and toss in your mouth but...

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"Mission Plus 10" - Giclee Print 11" x 14" or 16" x 24"

The Space Shuttle Atlantis leaving Earth from Launch Pad 39B. Shortly after lift-off the shuttle begins a roll program to orient the shuttle orbiter on the underside of the fuel tank for the 8 minute journey into orbit. By flying this way, the forces on the vehicle and astronauts are lessened. My depiction shows the vehicle about half way through this maneuver. Scheduled to be retired in 2011 this print serves as a fine commemorative to the space shuttle and it's 30 years of service.The Matt Size is 13" x 16". Prints are signed by the artist and feature an extra 1" border to allow for matting and framing Note the images shown may contain a copyright or watermark. This...

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How Does NASA Take Such Great Pictures In Space?

Over the years NASA, has released a wide array of stunning photos of space phenomena. These photos include everything from spectacular solar flares of our sun to close up photos of the moons of Saturn and Jupiter to galaxies which are light years away and the alien landscape of Mars. All of this is done with technology developed on Earth and put into space by NASA. The HubbleThere are many types of technology and vehicles used to take space images. One of the most famous is the Hubble Telescope. The Hubble was designed as a long range telescope and placed in orbit around the Earth in order to get clearer photos without an atmosphere. It has long outlived the design...

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Space Traveling for the Rich

In what looks to be the next big thing for those in the "we have so much money we have run out of things to buy" department, space travel. That's right, if you have enough money you can soon start earning your astronaut wings. There are a few companies going right now that say they will soon be offering trips to outer space. You will be able to experience what it is like to be weightless, you will be able to see what Earth looks like from a distance few have seen before, and you will be able to call yourself a space explorer. Prior to these companies you had to join a country's space program in order to enjoy...

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