Cosmic Facts About Astronauts

Cosmic Facts About Astronauts

The term “astronaut” is derived from Greek words “astro”, which means star, and “naut” which means “sailor”.

To be an astronaut, you have to be taller than 5’2” and shorter than 6’3”. Astronauts’ height can increase by 30% when in space.

As per astronauts, the space smells like “smeared steak” and tastes like “raspberries”.

The chemical named ethyl formate makes the space taste like raspberries.

Astronauts on the International Space Stations witness 15 sunrises and 25 sunsets a day.

The International space station travels at 7.66 kilometers per second and can be seen from 6,700 locations on the Earth.

Astronauts can lose upto 22% of their blood while in space, due to microgravity. As soon as they return, many astronauts cannot stand for more than a few minutes and end up fainting.

NASA banned beans and other flatulence causing foods in space shuttles because farts caused unprovoked small fires.

Many shooting stars that you see are actually astronaut poop burning up on its way down the atmosphere.

Cosmic Facts About Astronauts

Before, the sizes for astronaut phallus used to be small, medium, and large, but all the astronauts picked large and the sleeves kept slipping off. Now, there are three phallus sleeves for astronauts, large, gigantic and humongous.

Scott Carpenter was the only Mercury astronaut who hadn’t finished college. He was granted a degree after his astronaut training for having gained sufficient knowledge in heat transfer.

Astronauts can vote from space and their address is listed as “low-Earth” orbit in absentee ballots.

After losing the auto control of his Mercury capsule, astronaut Gordon Cooper used his knowledge of constellation placement and wristwatch to manually landing his spacecraft. He made the most accurate landing ever recorded.

The astronauts of Apollo 11 could not get life insurance. They signed their photographs so that their family could get money after selling them.

When in space, on seeing the Earth from distance, astronauts experience the “Overview Effect”. It is a cognitive shift in awareness developed on seeing Earth suspended in the vast space protected by an atmosphere as thin as paper.

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