Japan Plans to Send Their Own Astronaut to the Moon by 2030

Japan Plans to Send Their Own Astronaut to the Moon by 2030

The Japanese space agency JAXA has officially confirmed that it intends to send its own astronaut to the Moon. This is the first such mission in the history of the Land of the Rising Sun, which must become a reality by 2030. The government must give its approval to the implementation of JAXA’s innovative program, but this is a matter of formality. I remind you that Japan have their own module and astronauts aboard on the International Space Station (ISS). Sending a person to the moon will definitely be the most ambitious task of JAXA so far and will overshadow...
Is it Different The Taste of Food in Space?

Is it Different The Taste of Food in Space?

  Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield tells how our taste perceptions change when we get into zero gravity. When we get into space, the food really does not have the taste we’re used to. And the reason is not in the food itself, but in the way our body functions. It’s used to fighting gravity and pushing more blood to the head than it needs: “Your head kind of inflates as if somebody squeezes the end of a balloon,” says Hadfield. Without the gravity to draws the liquids down, the sinuses are clogged and you feel almost no taste. This goes...