Anyone who spends an extended period of time in space faces serious medical problems due to the near total absence of gravity.
After solving the problem of dining in space, astronauts need to think about the next natural step!
Would food fly off a plate in space? Would astronauts have digestive problems? Learn the science behind space food!
Here's an odd thing about weightlessness: if it were possible to live in the center of the earth we would be weightless there, too!
Why do we send worms into space? Find out on this Moment of Science.
Have you ever tried this Malaysian favorite? We've heard that it's out of this world. Literally!
When astronauts orbit the earth, they’re still subject to gravity, but they’re moving sideways so quickly that even though they’re being pulled towards the earth, they’re not getting any closer to the center of the planet.
Some research has shown that people snore less in space. Today on A Moment of Science, we’re going to discuss what ramifications this has for us down-to-earth snorers. Scientists recently monitored the sleep of five astronauts on the International Space Station, and discovered that weightlessness actually improves sleep. One common sleeping disorder, known as sleep [...]