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Does the SpaceX Crew Dragon have a toilet?

By |2020-11-24T09:29:08-05:00November 24th, 2020|Categories: Space Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Everyone wants to know how astronauts go to the bathroom in space and now that SpaceX and NASA are launching astronauts I've also been asked if the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule has an on board toilet, especially because astronauts routinely have to spend 20+ hours inside the capsule on their way to the International Space [...]

What were the sparks under the Space Shuttle before launch?

By |2020-10-06T10:55:33-04:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Space Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Before a Space Shuttle liftoff, showers of sparks are seen flying around under the Space Shuttle's three main RS-25 engines (SSME's). What are those sparklers for and do they ignite the engines?The sparks are emitted by pyrotechnic devices called technically Radial Outward Firing Igniters (ROFIs) and colloquially "sparklers".#TwoMinuteTuesday #olhzn2MT #SpaceShuttleConnect with me here ➡ https://solo.to/olhznMEMBERS [...]

Outer Banks: The Graveyard of the Atlantic

By |2020-08-14T14:45:22-04:00August 14th, 2020|Categories: Space Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How does high tide & low tide work? Why are there so many shipwrecks in the Outer Banks? How does the sand not just wash away? Check out my visit to the Outer Banks in North Carolina and hear from some experts on why this area is so unique and also treacherous for ships in [...]

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