Wellness Wednesday: How do astronauts sleep in space?

Does zero gravity make a good place for sleeping?

This presentation is part of NASA “STEMonstrations,” which is a classroom-friendly science series that teaches about topics like space flight.

[December 13, 2018 || NASA Johnson]

STEMonstrations: Sleep Science

“Establishing a routine for sleep is a key component to an astronaut’s ability to function aboard the International Space Station. In this episode, Expedition 55/56 Flight Engineer Ricky Arnold discusses the crew sleeping quarters, why sleep is important and how they adapt for circadian rhythms aboard the station.”


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