Hello guys, are you aware that Astronauts cannot walk on their own immediately after returning from space? You are wondering why right? Yea! I did too until I found out the reasons.
Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space on April 12, 1961, since then NASA has done its best to send a number of scientists into orbit to pursue scientific goals aimed at improving human well-being.
In addition to helping humanity understand our location in space and its history, space exploration and flight have also benefited in the areas of communication, technology, and the spread of new ideas.
I don’t want to waste your time, so I’ll go right to the point and explain why astronauts can’t walk right away after landing.
I believe you might have seen that astronauts are placed in wheelchairs until they are strong enough to walk after landing on Earth. The reason for this is still a mystery to many people; hence I want to explain it in this article.
Cardiovascular troubles, balance disorders, Ionizing radiation, weightlessness, vision problems, and nasal congestion are just a few of the health risks associated with space travel.
A person’s body feels weightlessness when in space, but they’re well-suited to the physical circumstances on Earth. The human body undergoes certain changes as a result of weightlessness in space, including bone and muscle mass loss. There is no gravity in space, so our muscles don’t work as hard to keep us upright because they aren’t needed.
When astronauts return from space to earth, they usually notice the effects of not using their muscles for a period of time. This has also been proven scientifically that astronauts are five times heavier than the average human being.
Upon returning from the space, astronauts have to spend three or four days in a wheelchair before they can get back to their normal self and position in life. Now watch astronaut Scott Kelly struggle to walk on Earth after a year in space.