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Liftoff to Learning Videos

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Click on the resource guide link to get additioonal information concerning each video

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Living in Space

Space travelers in orbit above the Earth must do the same things inside the spacecraft to live as we do on Earth. They eat, work, exercise, relax, maintain hygiene, and sleep. The only significant differences from living on Earth are that they operate in the confines of the space shuttle and all objects inside the cabin float.(1994, 10 min) resource guide
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Go for EVA

The reasons for wearing space suits during the space walking missions, how space suits work and the kinds of jobs astronauts perform while space walking are explained.(1991, 14 min) resource guide
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All Systems Go

This video discusses the reasons for and demonstrates some of the physiologic changes that occur in the human body while in the microgravity environment.(1992, 34 min) resource guide


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