Living Aboard a Space Shuttle, a Home Away From Home
An astronaut heats food in the space shuttle convection oven

The information in this video was accurate as of the original publication date.

Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: K-4


This NASA video segment explains how astronauts cook food, sleep and go to the bathroom while in space. Viewers learn that the food is prepared using a convection oven, astronauts sleep in cubbies, and waste is stored in a waste collection system.

Living Aboard a Space Shuttle, a Home Away From Home
Duration: 2 minutes 8 seconds
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This video clip is part of the Liftoff to Learning: Living in Space DVD that may be ordered from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE  →.


Other video learning clips in this series:
Gravity on Earth Versus Gravity in Space: What's the Difference?
A Day Aboard the Space Shuttle