• Question: is it cold in space

    Asked by Ben to Simon, Julia, Delma, Andrew, Alex on 8 Dec 2015. This question was also asked by tomas and sasha;).
    • Photo: Andrew Winnard

      Andrew Winnard answered on 8 Dec 2015:

      Yes and No!

      If you are in the sun then it can get very hot, but in the shade it gets really cold. Colder than where Alex is!! Spaceships often spin so they put one side in the sun at a time so overall the whole spaceship stays at a nice temperature 🙂

    • Photo: Alexander Finch

      Alexander Finch answered on 8 Dec 2015:

      Exactly as Andrew says. You know if you touch a car or something metal that has been out in the sun for a bit on a hot day? And how it is really hot? It’s the same in space – everything that the sun touches gets really hot. But everything in the shade gets super cold.