Sunday, May 31, 2015

CNN visits International Space Station


Saturday, CNN Newsroom rebroadcast Sanjay Gupta’s report on ISS, the International Space Station, with a visit to a replica of the station in Houston, link here.  The broadcast included a Thanksgiving dinner with “real food”.
 
The space station construction had started in 1998.  There are many cylindrical tubes, linked together in several branches, in which astronauts work and live, in zero gravity.  There special sleeping pouches.  A lot of attention is given to exercise, to counter bone loss from zero or low gravity. 
  
  
Wikipedia has a geography map of the structure showing all areas accessible without space suits here.

Wikipedia attribution link for Space Station diagram by Lee Brandon Kremer, under Creative Commons Share Alike 3.0  

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