The Universe is endless and so are the facts that revolve around it. But we have gathered a few amazing ones for you to read and let your mind be boggled.
1. What a woof girl she was
The first Earthling in space was Laika, a dog that was launched into space on the Soviet ship Sputnik 2 in 1957. After a week in space, the air in the capsule ran out and she died. After its orbit deteriorated, the craft left space and burned up, along with Laika’s body, as it re-entered Earth’s atmosphere.
2. I don’t wanna be the one to burst your bubble but..
When water boils on Earth, it creates thousands of little bubbles. However, in space, boiling water produces one giant, undulating bubble. Scientists believe this is due to lack of convection and buoyancy that accompanies gravity.
3. Definitely no smoking up there
On Earth, a flame will rise. In space, however, a flame will move outward from its source in all directions. Because space has no gravity, the expanding hot air experiences equal resistance in all directions, so it moves spherically from its source. A match would need to be struck in a space vehicle or station with an oxygen-bearing atmosphere because a flame needs oxygen.
4. First African American citizens
The first African American in Space was Guion “Guy” Bluford, Jr., who was aboard the space shuttle Challenger in 1983 as well as 3 other shuttle flights (one other on Challenger and two on Discovery). Mae Jemison was the first African American woman in space. She flew aboard Endeavour on September 12, 1992.
5. Never underestimate the power of a woman
The first American woman in space was Sally Ride, who was aboard the space shuttle Challenger on June 18, 1983. She was also the youngest American in space.
6. To infinity and beyond
A person could never get to the edge of the universe. If someone traveled outward in a straight line indefinitely, he would come back to where he began. The reason for this is that the universe bends, in a way that astronomers can’t adequately imagine.
Just reaching the center of our own galaxy would take longer than we have now existed as beings. (or as much time as your girlfriend takes to get ready)
8. What the..?
While no NASA astronauts have had sex in space, in 1999 porn stars Silvia Saint and Nick Lang did a 20-second zero-gravity intercourse scene for the film The Uranus Experiment: Part Two.
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