Fascinating Facts About the International Space Station

Astronauts Have a Special Velcro Patch to Scratch their Noses

8. Astronauts Have a Special Velcro Patch to Scratch their Noses

Did you ever have an itch you just need to scratch? Now imagine if you’re head were in a heavy space helmet.

Fortunately, NASA has thought of everything. There’s a small patch of velcro inside the helmet visor used for just that purpose.

Another fun thing you can find on space suits is jetpacks. Astronauts use them for navigating during spacewalks. They don’t work like they do in video games though. They use a little blast of energy to push astronauts where they need to go.

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