The first astronauts to go into space only went up for brief periods to feel for the environment. If they so choose, astronauts can now spend weeks or even months living and working in space. They are stationed aboard a giant spacecraft known as a space station, which orbits the Earth or travels around the planet. The astronauts onboard spend their days conducting scientific studies, such as those examining the effects of space travel on the human body and the growth of plants on the surface of the planet. They also look after the space station, ensuring that it remains in great operating condition. If you wonder the life in space, this specially designed page is for you!
Bird Migration Explorer
The Bird Migration Explorer is your guide to the heroic annual journeys made by over 450 bird species and the challenges they face along the way.