• Question: If we live in space (in the future), will we be able to live for at least 24 hours?

    Asked by Santhosh 5/6M on 28 Jan 2020.
    • Photo: Yuri Yushtein

      Yuri Yushtein answered on 28 Jan 2020:

      Given proper live support systems, in theory there should be no limitation on how long we would survive there.

    • Photo: Abbie Hutty

      Abbie Hutty answered on 20 Feb 2020:

      I’m not sure quite what you mean with this question, as astronauts have already lived in space on the ISS for hundreds of days at a time! There have been people living in space all the time since the year 2000! Actually outside of the space station though, in a space suit or something, it is very hard to eat while in the space suit (you can drink from a kind of straw leading to a pouch of drink stored inside the suit) so you are limited by how long you can put up with being in the suit and doing your work without having a proper rest and a meal.