Facts About Space
1. A space suit costs US$12 million.
2. You can’t cry on space because your tears won’t ever fall.
3. According to astronauts, space smells like seared steak, hot metal and welding fumes.
4. In 1962, the U.S. blew up a hydrogen bomb in space that was 100 times more powerful than Hiroshima.
5. Astronauts on the International Space Station witness around 15 sunrises and 15 sunsets every day.
6. The International Space Station is the most expensive object ever built, at US$150 billion.
7. A sample of Sir Isaac Newton’s apple tree was sent into space to ‘defy gravity.’
8. In 1977, we received a signal from deep space that lasted 72 seconds. We still don’t know how or where it came from.
9. The International Space Station is as roomy as a five-bedroom house and travels at 17,500 mph.
10. Most astronauts become two inches taller in space.
10 Facts You Did Not Know About Space