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Life of an astronaut in space

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South Australian Museum - the Armoury

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Adelaide, SA 5000

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Recommended for Year 3 to 10 teachers

Curriculum links: General pedagogical techniques; Mathematics; Science; Digital Technologies

Presenter: Dr Jeanette Dixon AM

Note: 50 tickets available per session

Learn about the rigorous training astronauts need to work successfully in the dangerous space environment . Daily tasks that are more difficult in space, such as eating, sleeping and personal hygeine are described, as well as the hazards of space travel affecting successful manned deep space missions. Misconceptions about space travel, fascinating facts and simple analogies for the classroom are provided. The presentation finishes with exciting satellite images of places on Earth and access to NASA's disk of lunar samples collected by Apollo astronauts on Missions 15, 16, and 17.

For more information contact Leanne.Wheaton@samuseum.sa.gov.au

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