• Question: Apart from muscle weakness and bone damage, what else can happen to your body?

    Asked by Rosiebunny to Andrea, Charlie 🚀, Col Op, Kirsty, Vinita on 21 Jun 2016. This question was also asked by Ollie_Hud09_.
    • Photo: Andrea Boyd

      Andrea Boyd answered on 21 Jun 2016:

      Your eyesight gets affected and you need glasses after a while in space. There’s a set of spare glasses that anyone can use if they want on the ISS.

      Also your skin ages a bit faster – not sure if that is microgravity or just being in air conditioning though.

      And.. medical stuff grosses me out so I don’t know things that happen to the body in great detail…! The others would know more 🙂

    • Photo: Kirsty Lindsay

      Kirsty Lindsay answered on 21 Jun 2016:

      Pretty much what Andrea said- you can have eye problems- especially the male astronauts for some reason, you can loose the ability to judge speed and distance and you can be disorientated easily when you come back to Earth, although clears in a few days/