Some things we learned from Scott Kelly's year in space, Crave Ep. 232This week on Crave we learn what American astronaut Scott Kelly got up to while aboard the International Space Station for a record-breaking 340 days that left him older, wiser and taller. Robots and gardening in antigravity....It's the Crave show!
[SOUND] Astronaut Scott Kelly returned at Earth last week after a record breaking 340 days spent living and working in space aboard the International Space Station. While he was up there he spent the majority of his time conducting experiments, taking pictures and being interviewed. So here are three important things we learned from Scott Kelly's historic time in space. [NOISE] [SOUND] Number one, you go grow taller in space. Scott Kelly was two inches taller when he came back down to earth. Scott Kelly's spine elongated during his time in zero gravity. There is simply no gravity to push you on to the ground, so as a result, your spine lengthens and you get taller. Scott was back to his normal height After only two days of being back on planet earth. Number two, you can grow lettuce and plants in space and make a pretty mean salad. The ISS crew grew a small garden in space using the plant growth facility known as Veggie. [MUSIC] Which was provided to the ISS by the Orbital Technologies Corporations. Scott Kelly and members of the ISS expedition 44, enjoyed a salad completely grown in space which was the first time that's ever happened. And, they reported that it tasted like arugula. Number three. Future space missions and space craft will be monitored, controlled and repaired by Small robotic satellite. Scott Kelly and crew conducted both full experiments using tiny satellites built as spheres, where synchronized position hold engage reorient experimental satellites that will someday used to monitor the space station, make repairs outside of the space station, and capture and control docking, refueling and resupply missions. Other types Small mini satellites were deployed from the ISS that will be used for monitoring climate change and deforestation on Earth. They're much more cost effective than larger, more expensive satellites currently our planet. Check out more of Crave's coverage of Scott Kelly's historical trip into space at crave.cnet.com. [MUSIC] Make sure you check out Crave at crave.cnet.com. You can follow Crave on Twitter @Crave. And this week's Crave giveaway is the Reeljuice portable charger with built in cable. The Reeljuice 5x holds enough power to charge a smart phone five times and the cord's retractable. Go to the blog to win. [MUSIC]