Interesting facts about astronauts
November 19, 2009 | In: Space Facts
Astronaut Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon with his left foot.
Approximately 115 tons of ocean salt spray enters the earth’s atmosphere each second.
The first woman in space was a Russian called Valentina Tereshkova.
Armstrong’s quote “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” was said 6 1/2 hours after landing. Armstrong claimed he said “a man” which was inaudible due to static.
Mars complete its orbit around the Sun in 687 days.
The heart of an astronaut actually gets smaller when in outer space.
Driving at 75 miles (121 km) per hour, it would take 258 days to drive around one of Saturn’s rings.
The volume of the Earth’s moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific Ocean.
Some large asteroids even have their own moon.