Does a space capsule need to be heated, or cooled?
December 3, 2011 11:52 PM Subscribe
In a 'typical' space capsule - Apollo, etc. - how do they maintain a constant temperature for the astronauts? Do they have to heat
the capsule, to replace heat radiated out to space, or do they have to refrigerate
it, against the incoming solar radiation?
posted by woodblock100 to technology (10 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
And who gets to decide where to set the thermostat - the mission commander? Does the crew start changing the settings behind each other's back, because each person is 'too cold' or 'too hot', like in many homes?