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Ask an astronaut!

"There's no shower on the ISS. Do you know how astronauts manage to keep themselves clean? There's no up or down in space. How do astronauts adapt to this environment?

Instead of searching the Internet - why not directly ask those who know best? ESA astronaut Frank De Winne is keen to personally answer your questions via ESA’s YouTube channel. " (link)
During his stay on the Station, De Winne's activities will focus on scientific research, technology and education.

Record and upload your questions to ESA’s YouTube channel as a 'Video Response' to
De Winne's video message
ESA’s YouTube channel is accessible on

text from ESA News; video at YouTube


How much do you know about the moon?

Take this quiz to see if you know a few basic Moon facts: 
How old is the Moon? 
How was it formed? 
How long will the Applo 11 astronaut's footprints last?  
What is the shape of the Moon?  
How far away from the Earth was the Moon when it was formed?  

Take the QUEST Quiz from KQED (Northern California Public Media)   

How do you know your facts about the Moon?  Where did you learn them?  How many answers did you get right?  Do you think the answers given in the video are correct?

(You can watch this video at YouTube. YouTube videos are blocked at school.)