Why Astronauts Have Strong Handshakes

2016 September 13
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Why Astronauts Have Strong Handshakes

If you dream of becoming an astronaut, the selection process and the job are both pretty grueling. For several reasons, you'd better practice your handshake. Hosted by: Caitlin Hofmeister ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters -- we couldn't make SciShow without them! Shout out to Kevin Bealer, Justin Lentz, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Patrick Merrithew, Accalia Elementia, Fatima Iqbal, Benny, Kyle Anderson, Mike Frayn, Tim Curwick, Will and Sonja Marple, Philippe von Bergen, Chris Peters, Kathy Philip, Patrick D. Ashmore, Thomas J., charles george, and Bader AlGhamdi. ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/2014/newsspec_9035/index.html http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/k-4/features/F_Going_Out.html http://www.space-explorers.com/internal/events/trivia/dykastro.html http://www.astronautforhire.com/2013/04/insider-tips-on-nasas-astronaut.html https://spaceflightsystems.grc.nasa.gov/SpaceDOC_II/Standards/documents/NASA-STD-3001_Vol_1.pdf http://www.space.com/6097-spacewalkers-lose-tool-bag-space-station-lube-job.html https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/roboglove-could-double-grip-strength-to-ease-spacewa-370471/ http://sen.com/features/robo-glove https://www.quora.com/Do-astronauts-use-their-legs-or-feet-during-space-walks-Why-do-spacesuits-have-shoes http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/stories/nasa-knows/what-is-a-spacewalk-k4.html http://www.space.com/11806-nasa-spacewalk-astronauts-spacesuits-pain.html http://www.universetoday.com/101649/why-spacewalking-is-all-about-the-hands/ http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/09/100913-science-space-astronauts-gloves-fingernails-injury/ http://wunc.org/post/life-space-nasa-astronaut-doug-wheelock#stream/0 http://www.space.com/10659-spacewalks-physical-challenges.html https://ston.jsc.nasa.gov/collections/trs/_techrep/TP-2004-212075.pdf http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/asma/asem/2005/00000076/00000005/art00008?token=00481303f0b6e58654624312542556b46217e66675f455e4e26634a492f25303329769a7 http://www.airspacemag.com/space/the-nightmare-of-voskhod-2-8655378/?no-ist http://space.gizmodo.com/50-years-ago-the-first-spacewalk-nearly-ended-in-trage-1692303108 http://www.madehow.com/Volume-5/Spacesuit.html http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/images/spacesuits/nasaGlove01.jpg http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/cciss_feature.html http://boingboing.net/2010/09/15/astronauts-fingernai.html https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/491387main_STS-133.pdf http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20150010420 Images: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extravehicular_activity#/media/File:Three_Crew_Members_Capture_Intelsat_VI_-_GPN-2000-001035.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexey_Leonov#/media/File:Aleksey_Leonov_ASTP_-_cropped.jpg http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/24740532011_5011511372_o.jpg http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/images/747122main_jsc2013e025939_full.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extravehicular_activity#/media/File:Volkov_during_Russian_EVA28.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_suit#/media/File:STS-116_spacewalk_1.jpg http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-115/html/s115e05760.html http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/images/629766main_jsc2012e034637.jpg http://robonaut.jsc.nasa.gov/R2/images/R2-Mobility-Upgrade-Complete.png http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/multimedia/gallery/jsc2012e034639.html