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Questions and answers about space travel.

There are 10 amazing questions and answers about space travel below. Check them out.

1.Why is Russian used in space?

Their spacecraft mission is commanded by a Russian citizen and a large chunk of their destination. The International Space Station has modules and operations in Russian, too. This means that all astronauts going to the ISS, no matter how many languages they speak, also need to learn Russian.

2.Do Russian astronauts speak English?

The commander of the Soyuz is always Russian, while the foreign astronaut becomes the commander of the space station.Once aboard the ISS, the crew communicates in a mixture of English and Russian, so astronauts must be fluent in one of those languages and have a high degree of competency in the other.

3.Do female astronauts wear bras in space?

Women don't wear bras primarily for support, they're also worn as a thick layer of coverage so detailed outlines are not visible. Although the support portion may not be necessary in space, in a professional setting the extra layer of coverage may still be preferred by some

4.Why are married couples not allowed in space?

NASA is the only space agency in the world that has this regulation. NASA's official explanation for this regulation is that the presence of a married couple aboard a space mission could potentially become disturbing to the other astronauts.

5.Were any movies shot in space?

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Apogee of Fear is a 2012 science fiction film, the first narrative fiction film made completely in space.

6.Could you survive in space without a suit?

Astronauts need space suits to stay alive. You could only last 15 seconds without a spacesuit, you'd die of asphyxiation or you'll freeze. If there's any air left in your lungs, they will rupture.

7.Do astronauts wash dishes?

Nearly all of the water used on the ISS has to be brought from Earth by the Shuttle or automated craft such as Russia's Progress or ESA's ATV. Astronauts use this for drinks and preparing food. Instead, astronauts use a damp, soapy cloth for washing. There is no washing of dirty dishes either.

8.Do astronauts poop in their suits ?

Each spacewalking astronaut wears a large, absorbent diaper called a Maximum Absorption Garment (MAG) to collect urine and feces while in the space suit. The astronaut disposes the MAG when the spacewalk is over and he/she gets dressed in regular work clothes.

9. Can astronauts fart in space?

Yes but the fart will not be smelled by the astronaut, although they may marinate in it for a time. When astronauts are not in the space suit and floating about, the fart smell is exaggerated by the lack of airflow from the recycled air used and its inability to mask any smell.

10. Can you get pregnant in space?

As a result NASA's official policy forbids pregnancy in space. Female astronauts are tested regularly in the 10 days prior to launch. And s*x in space is very much frowned upon.

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