Worst Things About Space TravelSpace is magical, wondering, and getting us to learn new things out there.
But going to space is a challenge unlike any other, and it also has major downsides to you.
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It’s very common to experience motion sickness during space travel, and it is often a Very intense case with going to space.
When you launch on a rocket, the vibrations will shake you hard enough and continuiously that you could get whiplash, and possibly stroke, and also, the acceleration of launch produces g-forces that are extreme and intense, and it makes breathing pretty much impossible, and you feel the urge to vomit and go diarrhea, and your heartbeats and blood pressure are greatly affected.
When you’re in space, you feel 0-g, and you experience weightlessness, which would also cause motion sickness, and our blood rushes to our heads, and we even wouldn’t tell which way is up or down anymore, so we’d get VERY sick.
Side effects are nausea, headaches, dizziness and disorientation.
Even after returning back to Earth, you’d still experience motion sickness and it would take a long time to recover.
Our bodies haven’t experienced it before until we ...more
In space, without the adequate pressure or gravity, our hearts won’t be able to pump blood the right way, and cells are damaged.
The case is usually a smaller and rounded heart, and our heartbeats would be greatly affected and messed up.
The effect is usually irregular heartbeats.
Owch... Hopefully the downsides of space travel will be conquered by the time of future technology when space travel becomes a normal thing in the far future.
Rocket launches produce such powerful vibrations that they shake you uncontrollably you would end up to the point of whiplash or even stroke.
Our brains are surrounded by a skull with water inside, but the shaking is powerful and especially uncontrollable that it would put our brains at risk of deformation and contact with the skull, causing stroke.
You might not have a problem shaking your head as hard as possible because you’re in control of it, but you can’t control a rocket’s vibrations, so it messes you up.
More likely, sudden changes in motion, such as that, would mess up our bones and organs (and brain), leading to whiplash.
Astronauts are very brave and prepared.
In space, you’re not able to see your friends or talk to them anymore.
You’re separated from them, and Earth, and it’s an example of being homeless and lonely.
Space looks harmless, but there lies radiation in every corner, and exposure to ratiation destroys DNA cells and cancer, which can lead to death.
Our Sun, other stars, Supernovae, Hypernovae, Nautron Stars and Black Holes produce cosmic radiation, and enough of it is lethal.
In space, there is debris everywhere, and especially around Earth, where we sent satellites up, and many accidental collisions destroy the satellites and create space junk.
We’re littering in space, and not to mention the pieces move at breakneck speeds much faster than bullets, meaning a tiny piece can damage structures and even kill you.
Rockets are huge, but the insides, and the capsules, are very tight and confining, and those with claustrophobia need to think twice before riding.
You’re very crammed in and you can barely move around for adjustments or control.
On Earth, we rotate so that our day is 23.93447117 hours, therefore we are awake during the day and working, and we’re asleep at night.
In space, there’s no 23.93447117 hour rotation, so we can’t tell when is day or night, and our sleeping patterns are different, and often messed up.
It’s a problem for our health and a big challenge involved in space travel.
We eat very tasty food on Earth, but I. Space, the g-force is lower, and we feel congested, blocking our taste buds, making the food taste stale.
At least, healthy food gets the body going.
We will have to travel at the speed of light to ever get anywhere in space. And E=MC/2 says that you can't. We only travel at snail speed.
In space, the lower g and pressure means liquids would go out of control, or even vaporize.
Astronauts often drink through tubes to get the liquids in the right place, and that’s hard.
And since they don’t drink in space as often as they do on Earth, they end up getting dehydrated and that’s a problem.
When your space mission is over, you re-enter Earth and go through it’s atmosphere, which has enough friction to burn an unprotected spacecraft.
On February 1, 2003, The Space Shuttle Columbia, (the 1st one ever launched) burned up and broke apart on re-entry (due to insulation foam breaking off), killing all 7 astronauts.
This shows us one of the reasons why space travel is not easy.
Dehydration is a common problem for astronauts, as 1st being from adrenaline.
Since adrenaline heats up the body temperature and increases heart rate and blood pressure, the body produces more sweat, a water loss leading to dehydration.
2nd, the extreme g-forces drain the energy and water from the body, also producing extreme sweat, and so does vomiting.
3rd, from boiling of the moisture from the body due to microgravity, 4th from not drinking as much due to it being harder and the more frequent urination from microgravity, and then 5th from re-entry.
It's extremely important to stay hydrated, so astronauts have been finding ways to drink in space to stay hydrated during their missions.
On Earth, we rely on gravity as a part of building our muscle strength, but in space, we can lose as much as 50% of our muscle mass, therefore astronauts have to exercise regularly as much as possible during missions, and even then they still aren’t normal like people on Earth.
Besides people on Earth with certain diseases, astronauts are among the weakest people.