Supplies Needed In Space

Space Travel has been going on for a very long time. However, the supplies that astronauts use have not changed, though people have tried to improve them. Here are the supplies astronauts would need to travel in space.

Space Ship and Fuel

This is probably the most obvious and important thing you need in space. Without a space ship and fuel to power it, you can’t even get to space and escape the escape velocity of Earth.

 Food and Water

Food and water are as important in space as they are in Earth. But the difference is they have to eat freeze-dried food and add water to it. Water is created when the hydrogen is turned into electricity.

Space Suit

Astronauts need space suits if they are going to go out of the space ship. Without protection, astronauts would quickly die in space, because of dangerous radiation. It is also very cold in space. There is no air pressure and no air to breath in space.

Hygiene and Health Supplies

Astronauts would need to be hygienic just as much in space than in Earth. But since water doesn’t flow in microgravity, astronauts need to use different methods.

 Things you need to Sleep

When Astronauts sleep, they use sleeping bags that are strapped to the walls. Also, since the sun never sets in space, they usually wear blindfolds while they sleep.

 Contact back to Earth

Astronauts need to be able to contact Earth so they know what they are doing.

Entertainment

This is not an absolute need, but you can imagine that you would get pretty bored just sitting around in space with nothing to do.

Thank you for reading this article, and I hope you learned something.

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