Spaceship, We all are aware of this vehicle very well. This vehicle gives the opportunities to the astronaut to think beyond their capacity to reach. Do you want to know how they survive there? What are the things spaceship provide to them? What are the different parts of the spaceship?
What are the different parts in the spaceship?
The spaceship is a manned spacecraft that is operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The first orbital flights of the space shuttle began in 1982. A regular space shuttle mission consists of launch, ascent, orbit, re-entry, and landing. Its average flight is of 7 or 14 days.
It consists of rocket boosters (SRB), which launch the shuttle. This shuttle has 3 engines which is responsible for its launch in the space. These engines are used for moving the space shuttle into final orbit and slow it down during re-entry, and the external fuel tank, which provides the fuel for the main engines. There are various systems within the space shuttle designed to keep everything in check and the shuttle often carries payloads that are delivered once in orbit. For the astronauts present in the space shuttle has different parts for different use which is mid deck flight deck and lower deck. We will look at each one of these a little more closely.
Where astronaut live in the spaceship?
This part is in the mid of space-shift it is called Mid-deck and flight deck. It is for the living compartment of the astronauts.
- Restroom for the astronauts.
- Personal Hygiene Compartment which is with a restroom that is divided by a curtain
- The left-side of the living room, you will see a front wall that has cabinets and drawers.
- Cabinets have Velcro strips to stop the things flying around because of the zero gravitational force. It looks like a black hook.
- This space has a kitchen where the food is stored. The kitchen has storage compartments, food warmers, an area for preparing food with warm and cold water outlets and metal trays for the food to keep it from floating.
- Some exercise tools are also given to the astronauts, which the astronauts use regularly to keep their muscles from deteriorating due to the lack of gravity.
- They also have laptops and camera for the communication purpose
- Breathing system.
- Fire extinguisher.
The controlling part of the spacecraft.
Although the flight of the shuttle already decided at the launch of the spacecraft. Most of its controlling things that are where and when it will reach the orbits have decided before. Still, an astronaut can control some things in the spaceship. mission commander and the pilot control the space shuttle. Mission specialists control the shuttle’s robotic arm. This control the large central area of the space shuttle orbiter’s fuselage in which payloads and their support equipment are carried. This cabin has two seat left one is for the mission commander, while the right one is for the pilot.
The life-supporting and the lower part in the spacecraft…..
- This part of the spaceship has support systems, electrical systems, environment control, waste removal, fire protection, communication and radar systems that are vital to the proper functioning of the space shuttle and its crew.
- It has Chemical canisters to remove carbon dioxide from the environment of the shuttle. This will be changed in every 12 hours to maintain the breathing purpose of astronauts. A cabin heat exchanger is used which cools the air and condenses the moisture it contains.
An interesting thing in the spacecraft is its water onboard system which is made from liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen, which are in fuel cells. Once the water is made, it is stored in storage tanks, which are located in the lower deck.