Crazy Facts About the #YearInSpace
Astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko returned from their One-Year Mission on March 1.When you spend a year doing anything, you’re bound to accumulate some crazy stats. Here are a few:
During their year in space, Kelly and Kornienko traveled over 143 million miles, conducting research to prepare NASA for their journey to Mars, which will be about 140,000,000 miles from Earth.
The International Space Station travels at a speed of 5 miles per second and orbits the Earth every 90 minutes.
These visiting vehicles brought food, supplies, experiments and more crew members to the space station.
Since the space station is orbiting the Earth at 17,500 miles per hour, the crew onboard sees 16 sunrises and sunsets each day.
Water is a precious and limited resource in space, so crew members recycle it whenever possible. That includes recycling their own urine.
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