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Shuttle Crew Fields Spanish and English YouTube Questions
09.03.09
S128-E-006479 -- STS-128 Mission Specialist Jose Hernandez

STS-128 Mission Specialist Jose Hernandez works on the aft flight deck of the Earth-orbiting space shuttle Discovery during flight day two activities.
The STS-128 crew answered questions submitted by YouTube users in English and Spanish during its mission to the International Space Station. The seven astronauts launched on the STS-128 mission August 28.

Several questions were selected to be answered live from orbit by the crew during a special event that was broadcast on NASA Television. STS-128 astronaut Jose Hernandez, one crew member who answered questions, is providing insights on his training in both English and Spanish via Twitter.

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STS-128 Crew Question Picks/Answers

English

  1. How different is it sleeping in space vs. sleeping on Earth? - Answer
  2. What is the objective of the International Space Station? - Answer
  3. How do you counteract being disoriented in space? - Answer
  4. How do you know if your spacesuit is broken? - Answer
  5. Have you ever passed by a meteorite field or space garbage? What has happened?
  6. With your unique perspective on the world from orbit, what advice can you give to the next generation of scientific thinkers as they enter adulthood? - Answer
Spanish
  1. Que tan diferente es dormir en el espacio vs. Dormir en la tierra?
  2. Cuál es el objetivo de la misión espacial internacional?
  3. Cómo contrarrestan ser desorientados en el espacio?
  4. Cómo saben si su traje espacial está roto?
  5. Han pasado por un campo de meteoritos o basura espacial y que ha ocurrido? - Answer
  6. Con su perspectiva única en el mundo desde orbita, que consejos pueden darle a la siguiente generación de científicos al entrar a la edad adulta?