Facts about Space Crew Astronauts
1 In 2017, 12 people were selected 18,300 applications to become to attend NASA astronaut "basic training".
2 Bakery and bread products that are crumbly are not allowed is space because the crumbs might damage the equipment. Instead astronauts eat tortillas.
3 Germs from sneezes don't fall with gravity in space, making it easier for sickness to spread.
4 Astronauts can grow 3 percent taller while living in a no or microgravity state.
5 Astronauts shower in space in an enclosed cylinder and squirt guns because water won't flow without gravity.
6 The International Space Station orbits the earth every 92 minutes so that astronauts see a sunrise or a sunset every 45 minutes.
7 John Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth in a spacecraft and also on his second flight in 1998 at 77 became the oldest person to go to space.
8 It takes more than 500,000 gallons of fuel to get a rocket into orbit.
9 The specially prepared and packaged food that astronauts consume in space is expensive, about $10,000 per pound.