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Life In Space: International Space Station

Students will understand the following:
1. An environment with almost no gravity challenges humans living in space. Humans must adjust their diets, sanitation, and sleep patterns; wear space suits; and conduct specially designed experiments.
2. ISS inhabitants perform the daily functions of life in space using special products and procedures.

The Space Shuttle

Students will understand the following:
1. From April 1981 through January 1986, 25 space shuttle missions were conducted.
2. During the 25th launch, the space shuttle exploded, destroying the orbiter Challengerand killing its crew of seven.
3. The accident had a far-reaching impact on the space shuttle program, suspending launchings for more than two years, while both NASA and a presidential commission investigated the accident.