Presentation on theme: "Living in Space Getting There… Space Shuttle Facts 1. Space shuttle stack weighs about 4.3 million lbs! 2.The ET is 25.4 feet in diameter and 149 feet."— Presentation transcript:
Getting There… Space Shuttle Facts 1. Space shuttle stack weighs about 4.3 million lbs! 2.The ET is 25.4 feet in diameter and 149 feet tall 3.The SRBs are 12.5 feet in diameter and 154 feet tall 4.The orbiters wingspan is about 78 feet and it is 122 feet long. As tall as the Statue of Liberty!
What if there is a problem after liftoff? The 4 abort windows: Liftoff (RTLS) 2 ½ minutes (TAL) 5 minutes (AOA) 8 minutes (ATO)
Ahhh! The sensation of falling? Falling towards the Earth The effects of micro- gravity on the human body So how does an astronaut…? The joys and hazards of space walking
So why are the astronauts falling towards the earth in orbit? To understand how an astronaut is always falling towards the Earth while in orbit, we have to sling a little water!
Houston! We have a problem! Some experiences that make a space journey more memorable: 1.Space Sickness 2.Disorientation 3.Chipmunk faces 4.Growing a couple inches taller 5.Whats sleep? 6.Nothing tastes good up here! Micro-gravity Effects After clicking on the icons, click here to go to next slide.
The Puffy Face Syndrome… Before Space …. In Space
Gaining an inch or two…. The spine decompresses on-orbit so you are taller in space!
So How Does an Astronaut…? Eat and Drink Sleep Take a bath and use the toiletTake a bath and use the toilet Spacewalking Click on the bulleted the words to see photos
Bathing and uh… Using the toilet Click the Button to Go Back
The Joys and Hazards of Space Walking The spacesuit …ah your very own spaceship! Hazards in space…oops!
The Incredible Spacesuit Huh, Houston we have problem! I need to go to the bathroom! (All about the MAG). How much does that suit weigh and how easy is it to work in? (Working in micro-gravity). Hey! Theres a hole in my suit! (So what if a micrometeoroid hits me during a spacewalk?)
How much does that spacesuit weigh and how easy is it to work in? The Incredible Spacesuit ! Early spacesuits were individually tailored for each astronaut. In contrast, the modern spacesuit has component pieces of varying sizes that can be put together to fit any given astronaut. THENNOW
The Spacesuit Weight and Thickness Weight - 127 kg on Earth, almost nothing in space! Thats 280 pounds! Thickness of most layers -0.48 cm. ( Thats about 3/16s of an inch!) And the modern spacesuit has 13 layers!
Ahhhh…the good ole MAG! Going to the Bathroom On a EVA M aximum A bsorbency G arment
Hazards During and EVA So whats faster than a speeding bullet? Micro-meteors! Micro-meteors are very small pieces of fast moving metal, rock or combination of both. These micro- sized specs travel at 10,000 kilometer per hour!
Holy Comets, Batman! Thats 6,214 miles per hour!