At this point, it has been fairly accepted that one day we will become an inter-planetary species. Either we will manage to colonize a nearby planet and simulate the conditions required to survive, or we will encounter a nearby planet that is as habitable as Earth. It is best to prepare for this futuristic life and understand as much as possible about life in space. The best people we can learn about living in space are astronauts. Astronauts have encountered the beauty and oddity that is closely related to life in space. Here is a list of 10 amazing facts you need to know if you ever get a chance to venture into the unknown.
You May Become Taller In Space
If you have always had a problem with your height, you can go right ahead and blame gravity for it. When the force of gravity eases up in space, your spinal column tends to expand, and you will become taller by at least five to eight centimeters. Unfortunately, when you come back down to earth, you may experience back aches and nerve problems due to this phenomenon.
The illusion of a sunrise only exists because we are fixed in a particular point on earth. If we are floating through space, like the ISS administrators, we are likely to experience 16 sunrises in one day, at the rate of one sunrise every 90 minutes.