• Question: How does it feel when your actually in space?

    Asked by banana_2003 to Julia on 18 Dec 2015.
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      Julia Attias answered on 18 Dec 2015:

      Hi again @banana!

      Well, I haven’t been into actual space, but as you know, I have spent some time in weightlessness and felt exactly the same as the how the astronauts feel when they float! It really is amazing. It is like being underwater swimming, but without any need to “come up for air”, nor anything pushing you down. You feel like you have so much freedom and that you can constantly stretch out!

      In terms of how else they must feel.. I imagine that it must be so incredible looking out at the window at the stars, sunrises, sunsets, northern lights, and of course the Earth. I think it makes them appreciate our fragile little planet even more so when they see it look so small from above.