How do astronauts scratch their noses?
You’ve probably wondered what it would be like to go into outer space one day. Or, as a kid, you probably wanted to become an astronaut. But, have you ever considered the long list of inconveniences the space suit stirs up?
For example, it’s not so easy to just turn your head around without seeing anything, but the solid inside of your space helmet. Or to walk, turn or move while you’re wearing the suit, all while being exposed to the fatal vacuum of space. And how will you be able to scratch your nose with the huge balloon-like helmet on your head? Well, they figured the last part out long ago. There’s a special patch on the inside of the space helmet. It’s made of Velcro and it’s serving astronauts as a nose scratcher whenever a bothersome itch emerges.
However, the Velcro patch won’t help you in case you get sick in the middle of a literal Moon walk.