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Microgravity: living on the International Space Station
Microgravity: living on the International Space Station

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4 Current and future microgravity research

You should now watch Video 4, which is an interview with two research scientists at The Open University, both working in their respective fields in space engineering. After watching the video, complete Activity 4.

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Video 4 Interviews with two space research scientists.
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Activity 4 The future of microgravity research

Timing: Allow approximately 15 minutes

Choose the correct option for the following questions and statements.

1. What does ISRU stand for?

a. 

Industrial Statistics Research Unit


b. 

International Science and Research University


c. 

Iranian Silk Road Ultramarathon


d. 

In situ resource utilisation


e. 

International Society of Reading University


The correct answer is d.

2. What is both a primary resource to support humans and also a component of rocket fuel?

a. 

Carbon


b. 

Water


c. 

Oxygen


d. 

Hydrogen


e. 

Hydrocarbons


The correct answer is b.

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