What exactly do the astronauts witness in outer space?

Completely blank and dull, the outer space is very vast and it's not colourful as you see in some pictures of outer space , it is like

Does Ancient Alien Astronaut theory make more sense than religion?

Firstly, the Ancient Alien Theory is a very interesting idea.  If you've only taken a look at the show, I'm not surprised at all that most people dismiss it.  If you want to do some solid research on it, like I have (though I admit, I haven't finished and there is

How does NASA send astronauts into space?

NASA buys seats on Russian Soyuz craft to get its astronauts to space.  And yes, they fly their astronauts to Russia to use the Soyuz launch vehicle.NASA lost the ability to deliver astronauts to space with the retirement of the Space Shuttle, although they are expected to regain that capability with the Dragon 2 spacecraft from SpaceX

Why does an astronaut not use a pencil instead of an astronaut pen in space?

Both Americans and Russian astronauts indeed used pencils in the beginning. However, from Apollo program onwards Americans switched over to space pens, and later Russians too started using pens in the space. Instead of using gravity, a space pen uses compressed nitrogen to force ink out of the

Astronauts: Isn't it scary to be out in space, so far away from Earth?

I don't know the feeling, but I can tell you that being so far in space you will come to realise that how small and fragile is our planet and we know nothing as compared. Till date we know more about mars than our own oceans and the core of the earth. So far

Do astronauts carry weapons to defend themselves against hostile aliens (in case they encounter any)?

No. Astronauts are not allowed to carry any weapon with them to space. Though The Russian Soyuz Space capsule had weapons in its survival kit to protect astronauts from wild animals if it happened to land in remote forest regions. The Survival kit had1) The Makarov

What is the best way to send humans to another planet of another star in another galaxy?

Make a semi-organic clone with skin and nerves 3D printed over a mechanical body, the human on earth enters a chamber where his body goes into a coma and his mind resides now in the mechanical one, memories are copied in real time to the body

If aliens from outer space landed in Chennai, what could be the possible scenario?

They cannot go anywhere because of the traffic,  they will be stranded.  And probably if their spaceship landed somewhere,  cops would ask them where  there helmet is and ask also rc and license ao probably witbout insurance they  will end up i jail for aure,  because they m will not have indian

How do astronauts communicate from space to earth?

They use radio communication. They used to experience problems while communicating in olden days but now to ensure 100% communication the communication is backed up by a system of 9 geosynchronous satellites called Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System ( TDRS). Launching these satellites took years. The first one was successfully launched in

Why cant astronauts confirm that the world is round?

They cannot confirm something that is obviously not true, that would be folly.  (edit, due to Poe's law, pointed out to me in the comments, this answer is for humour.)The earth is an oblate spheroid, and they confirm this every single day of their boring

Did the astronauts really get to Mars?

Well, first of all, elaborate.The obvious answer is no, since no human has ever gotten to Mars,but there were numerous expeditions with robotic dronesand landing craft on Mars. Humans are expecting to launch a trip to Marsas soon as 2020.

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.

Why do astronauts in ISS do weight lifting? How is it done?

First of all, the astronauts can't perform weight-lifting exercises while in orbit. What they actually perform are resistance exercises since the entire International Space Station and everything within it are in constant free fall. The previous answers do an excellent job of describing the mechanics of a typical exercise machine. Currently there are seven devices

If an astronaut on a space station is in the middle of a room with nothing to grab on to and zero momentum, how would they get moving again?

The funny thing is, in theory, you shouldn't be able to get moving again. And I think if there wasn't any air inside, you actually wouldn't. But it is possible to swim in space.

How long can an astronaut stay in space without oxygen?

An astronaut can survive in outer space without oxygen,but for barely a few seconds.After about 15 seconds,he/she will start losing consciousness from lack of oxygen.That's a totally different case from Earth.On earth you can easily survive a few minutes without breathing because there is no vaccum on Earth

Astronauts: Isn't it scary to be out in space, so far away from Earth?

I don't know the feeling, but I can tell you that being so far in space you will come to realise that how small and fragile is our planet and we know nothing as compared. Till date we know more about mars than our own oceans and the core of the earth. So far

Why do astronauts float in outer space?

They "float in space because they are in "free-fall" -- a condition wherein they are not bound to a mass by gravitational attraction -- as you are bound to the Earth by gravity.  That is not say that they are unaffected by gravitational forces -- they are attracted to any nearby masses, however

What was the first picture of Earth taken from space?

This depends what you mean by space, the Earths atmosphere gets thinner and thinner as one ascends, three quarters of it (by mass) are within the initial 11 km above the surface. Thus the definition of the beginning of space is a bit arbitrary.The FAI sets the definition as beyond the Kármán line, 100km up

Does China have or ever had plans to put an astronaut in space?

the First Chinese astronaut was put in space in 2003.List of Chinese astronauts - Wikipedia

What is it like to defy gravity?

Imagine standing in a lift (elevator) and everything is working normally when suddenly the lift breals free of all bonds (The connections to the roof and the counter balance) and you achive a state of free fall. This is probably as close as it gets to feeling

Do your real astronauts think aliens are real?

Of course they do, we already know of an existing alien species, us !Honestly though, flying saucers, and E.T. can be left for Hollywood, the word alien simply means

What exactly do the astronauts witness in outer space?

Completely blank and dull, the outer space is very vast and it's not colourful as you see in some pictures of outer space , it is like

Do astronauts carry weapons to defend themselves against hostile aliens (in case they encounter any)?

No. Astronauts are not allowed to carry any weapon with them to space. Though The Russian Soyuz Space capsule had weapons in its survival kit to protect astronauts from wild animals if it happened to land in remote forest regions. The Survival kit had1) The Makarov

Why do astronauts use pencil instead of pen in space?

Pens rely on gravity to get ink from the reservoir to the point or nib. In space travel gravity is variable from zero to over twice Earth normal. So pencils can be relied on to work all the time whereas standard pens may not. They will

How does NASA send astronauts into space?

NASA buys seats on Russian Soyuz craft to get its astronauts to space.  And yes, they fly their astronauts to Russia to use the Soyuz launch vehicle.NASA lost the ability to deliver astronauts to space with the retirement of the Space Shuttle, although they are expected to regain that capability with the Dragon 2 spacecraft from SpaceX

What is it like to defy gravity?

Imagine standing in a lift (elevator) and everything is working normally when suddenly the lift breals free of all bonds (The connections to the roof and the counter balance) and you achive a state of free fall. This is probably as close as it gets to feeling

Why doesn't India send astronauts to space?

Though ISRO is not capable of sending astronauts or as called vyomonauts in space but it has proposed the Indian human spaceflight programme as its first experimental manned mission which will take place from 2020 to 2024. It cannot be conducted before the year 2020 due to insufficient

Do astronauts have internet access in the outer space?

As Robert Frost and Michael Shaw said, the astronauts on the ISS do have access to the internet. But the question asked if the astronauts had internet access in outer space. Since the only astronauts in space right now are on the ISS, and there

Are NASA astronauts allowed to profit from their work in space?

In addition to Robert Frost's remarks, officially they're not supposed to. Unofficially, a handful in the earliest days did it anyway and actually got by with it. Al Worden, in his autobiography Falling to Earth, discusses this at length, noting the outright hypocrisy in the matter on NASA's part.In the case of the so-called

How does a satellite orbit without falling into the Earth?

Oh this question is as old as the sun=) Certainly took me a while to get my head around it.I think by far the easiest concept to explain that is the guy who is rotating the bucket of water and the water stays inside.

Is it true that NASA astronauts confirmed that they saw mysterious alien on the moon?

If you want to know the truth use the skepticism of the scientific method, and if you don't know how to use it I strongly recommend watching Carl Sagan's Cosmos.So to answer you question we have two options:-Believe what is proven to be real: the USA prefered to spend tax money

What was the first picture of Earth taken from space?

This depends what you mean by space, the Earths atmosphere gets thinner and thinner as one ascends, three quarters of it (by mass) are within the initial 11 km above the surface. Thus the definition of the beginning of space is a bit arbitrary.The FAI sets the definition as beyond the Kármán line, 100km up

How many times can an astronaut go into space?

This has probably more to do with physical fitness than with a certain preset amount of trips. Accumulated radiation exposure also plays a part but look at this guy:

Do your real astronauts think aliens are real?

Of course they do, we already know of an existing alien species, us !Honestly though, flying saucers, and E.T. can be left for Hollywood, the word alien simply means

How does NASA manage odor inside International Space Station (ISS)?

Odors can result from equipment off-gassing, crew metabolic processes, food, experiments, and returning EVA crew members.  216 such contaminants have been identified and designed for.In the SM (Service Module), the Micropurification Unit (БМП) provides a regenerable means to remove both low and high molecular

Can you blow my mind with a space fact?

How about this:Stand outside, perfectly still, and look around you. Leaves flutter in the breeze, cars drive by, birds flit through the air, and yet you are perfectly motionless amidst all that activity.But are you really? At that very moment, you are standing on the surface of the Earth. The Earth rotates at a speed of about 1,000

How much time does it take for data to travel from space to Earth?

We basically use electro-magnetic technologies. So the Moon is just over 1 light-second from Earth. The furthest craft are flying many light-minutes to hours away. A pulse, which determines bandwidth, can be miles long. When I was a

Did the Space Shuttle enter Earth's atmosphere at an angle that the astronauts were facing (which was about 45°)?

The Space shuttle, during reentry from space, holds an angle of attack of about 40 degrees nose-high when it first enters the atmosphere. This allows it to act as a blunt body, creating a shock wave ahead of it that

Does NASA still send astronauts to space?

NASA does indeed still send astronauts to space, currently in space from NASA is:Commander Andrew FeustelFlight Engineer Richard ArnoldFlight Engineer Serena Auñón-ChancellorNASA hosts the astronauts and runs mission control and other support facilities. They contract out a large amount of their work, such as

Why did the astronauts who landed on the moon eat moon dust?

I normally do not answer questions about these subjects; universe, galaxy, solar system, earth, moon, but I must confess, this one got me thinking.So why did the astronauts (12) landing on the moon eat moon dust?Um...because they were hungry they

Did astronauts encounter aliens on the moon?

Yes, most of them have seen an alien. During Neil Armstrong's first voyage to moon one of the astronauts in spacecraft saw some strange creature with all his limbs spread outwards coming towards them. He managed to capture that in his camera but the glass window reflected lights on camera lens and the image/video does

How is astronaut life in space?

I am not an expert on Astronaut's life or schedule in space or ISS, as I have never crossed stratosphere in my life.But I have read a lot about it as a budding space enthusiast.Basically, it

As an astronaut who has been into orbit and/or space, have you been able to see stars in space with the naked eye?

I'm not an astronaut, BUT, during my time at NASA JSC, I have met with a few of them.One of my projects involved a VR simulation of the international space station. One feature added to the simulation, upon request by an astronaut who tested it, was your eyes adjusting to the light of

What is NASA's take on Buzz Aldrin and other Apollo astronauts' UFO claims?

What does UFO stand for? Unidentified Flying Object. UFO =/= Flying Saucer, aliens, or conspiracy. To understand what is going on here we need to look at how his statement was reported. The media would say Buzz Aldrin saw UFO on the way to the Moon. When

Have astronauts ever seen aliens or UFOs in outer space?

I saw a program on Science channel, it's called "Unexplained Files" and "NASA's Unexplained Files". There were a lot of ex-astronauts on it who talked about strange things that they saw while they were in space. Some of them said it might have been aliens from other planets while others had some other

What would be your first words if you saw an alien from outer space?

That would depend on what the alien looked like and the circumstances of the sighting. If I saw humanoid alien walking down the street I would probably think he/she/it was a human being and wonder what congenital factor or accident led to