This playlist from NFB Space School are focused on the many physiological and psychological health challenges faced by astronauts. This playlist is meant to engage students in a variety of activities, mental challenges, and team-building exercises that introduce them to the training regimen astronauts undertake when preparing for their journey into space.
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Films in This Playlist Include
What Does it Take?
Exercise and Nutrition in Space
Exercising in Space
Eating in Space
What Does it Feel Like?
Mental Health for Astronauts
Leadership and Teamwork
Living in Microgravity
The Body in Microgravity
Sleeping in Space
Hygiene in Space
Returning to Gravity
Studying the Effects of Microgravity
Host Jeremie Saunders introduces us to Health for Astronauts (Lesson 1).
Describes the kind of candidates that NASA and CSA are looking for.
Host Jeremie Saunders introduces us to Lesson 2.
Describes how astronauts prepare their bodies to be able to work in space.
Describes the equipment and techniques used by astronauts to exercise in space.
Describes the foods and challenges of eating in space.
Host Jeremie Saunders introduces us to Lesson 3.
Describes the characteristics of the Space Suit and how to put it on.
Describes how astronauts train in the Space Suit here on Earth.
Describes what it feels like to perform an actual Spacewalk.
Host Jeremie Saunders introduces us to Lesson 4.
How astronauts train for the mental and psychological challenges of working and living in Space.
How astronauts learn to be good leaders as well as followers.
Host Jeremie Saunders introduces us to Lesson 5.
The effects of microgravity on the human body.
How astronauts sleep in microgravity.
How astronauts maintain hygiene in microgravity.
The impact of gravity on the astronaut’s body upon return to Earth.
How studying the impacts of microgravity on astronauts can benefit humanity.