- Astronauts go into space to explore, do experiments, and learn more about space.
- Astronauts’ spacesuits give them air to breathe and protection from being hurt in space, but also help them do work outside the spacecraft. A tool belt and straps connected to the suit to keep tools from floating away.
- Spacesuits can even have TV cameras attached to them, taking videos of the astronaut’s work!
- Astronauts must go to school and then practice for many years before they are allowed to fly in spacecraft.
- Astronauts sleep in sleeping bags tied to the wall so they don’t float around!
- The word “astronaut” comes from two Greek words that means “star sailor”.