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Project Overview

How does your indoor environment affect your well-being on Earth? What conditions need to be maintained in space to keep astronauts alive and well?

As we look forward to expanding space exploration into long-term, long-distance space travel and living, we need to understand how to monitor the impacts of environmental factors that sustain human health. In the Optimal Environmental Conditions for Life Action Project, students will explore how environmental conditions influence mental and physical health, and identify the best conditions for healthy living. This knowledge is important not only on Earth, but also on the International Space Station (ISS) and someday maybe even for a human colony on Mars!

Participating students and educators will:

  • Study some of the key environmental conditions that are carefully monitored and adjusted on the International Space Station;
  • Investigate environmental conditions, like temperature, light, humidity, and air quality, in their classroom, and how these relate to health and well-being;
  • Collect data using programmed sensors and compare it with information from other participating classrooms as well as other locations – even the International Space Station during David Saint-Jacques' mission;
  • Develop analytical thinking and digital and coding skills!

Partners

Let’s Talk Science is working with the Canadian Space Agency and Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques, who has been assigned to a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Canadian Space Agency - Agence spatiale canadienne
David St. Jaques, Canadian Astronaut, David St Jacques, astronaute candienne

Funding for this project has been provided by The Government of Canada

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