astronaut height

There are several different factors that help to determine how tall each of us stands. Genetics obviously plays a big role, but the gravitational pull of the Earth also has a say in the matter, and Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai just discovered that the planet has been making him several inches shorter.

Kanai, who only just arrived at the International Space Station on December 19th, took to Twitter to announce that his brief stay in space has resulted in a growth spurt of nine centimeters, or about three and a half inches.

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Japanese astronaut says he’s grown 3.5 inches taller since traveling to space originally appeared on BGR.com on Tue, 9 Jan 2018 at 14:50:50 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.