Today at Crayons we thought we would feature one of the practicalities in living in Space. This morning's shower, with some water that is older than the sun, prompted thoughts about how astronauts wash their hair.
Thank you Karen Nyberg, an astronaut with Expedition 36 on board the International Space Station, who made a cool video to demonstrate how easy it is to wash your hair in Space. And how quick! Only 3 minutes! The secret to washing hair in minimum gravity is the surface tension of the scalp and hair - without that the water and no rinse shampoo would float away.
Throughout our Space month of October we look forward to discovering how astronauts cope with other day to day tasks :-)
Crayons is delighted to now stock the wonderful Goldie Blox Engineering for Girls Construction Kits. Each kit involves a story and purpose built structure that can also be remade in a variety of ways and always allows for creativity. In Goldie Blox and the Dunk Tank Goldie's dog Nacho is in much need of a bath and Goldie builds a Dunk Tank bath for him - and also learns about hinges, levers and gravity!