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Daily life of an astronaut
Reporting for duty:
Each astronaut has different assignments, such as conducting science experiments, monitoring projects controlled on the ground, or engaging in medical experiments. They also have to keep the ISS in good shape which means that they must regularly check support systems, clean filters, update computers, and even take out the trash. The Mission Control Center on Earth is in close contact with the ISS; they send instructions through emails or voice messages each day about the daily tasks. For example, an astronaut may need to replace a battery on the external part of the ISS; this means that they have to go on a spacewalk!
Astronauts, just like us, need downtime to relax and have fun! They have hobbies like us and can play cards, read books, listen to music, watch movies, or even play an instrument. Some other ways to relax may include simply looking out the space window and seeing Earth spinning beneath them (that is pretty fascinating)! They also get to see the most amazing amazing sunsets and sunrises.
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