Living in Space (Microgravity)
Affect on Body
As you are in microgravity, you will experience a 3 inch increase in height. This happens by your spine stretching as your bones and soft tissue tend to relax. You also may catch your waistline slimming due to less gravity that is acting on your internal organs.
Working in Microgravity
Other Tasks in Microgravity
Other jobs in microgravity may contain tasks like eating, drinking, and using the restroom. Eating in microgravity is very different than down on Earth. Some foods can be eaten in their natural forms like brownies and fruit. Other foods require added water such as macaroni and spaghetti. An oven is provided in the space station, but there is not a refridgerator so astronauts have to carefully store foods to avoid spoilage.
Drinking in microgravity can also be difficult. To successfully drink a beverage in microgravity, workers have to drink out of a light air accessed pouch through a straw.
Bathing in microgravity is not done as frequently as on Earth and is done with a wipe-down from a wet washcloth.
Using the restroom with microgravity as an effect is not as hard as you think. It is done the same way on Earth except the the flusing is done by a high-powered air flow. The air flow pushes the feces down the toilet as an acting gravity.