It’s no secret astronauts have extraordinary lifestyles, experiencing things no human has since the dawn of time. As such, it makes sense they’d have a few tips, tricks, and secrets they’d want you to know. From the secrets to their success to the secrets of living in a space station for months, there’s plenty to learn from an astronaut. While some of these secrets are, frankly, humorous and not exactly applicable to most people, you’ll still want to lean in and listen to some of their sage advice. You may find their discipline and lifestyles to be inspiring. Here are 25 Space Secrets Astronauts Want You To Know.
It may seem like a weird concept, but burping in space is impossible. At least, if you do burp, you’ll basically throw up. One astronaut figured out a way to burp by pushing himself off a wall, creating an artificial gravity of sorts.
Speaking of vomit, most astronauts have thrown up in space and have various ways to deal with it. In fact, many astronauts spend ten minutes a day on a machine to train their brain to not get disoriented and throw up.
Freeze-dried shrimp cocktail
Eating in space also has its challenges. Some of the food isn’t that good, and many astronauts admitted eating freeze-dried shrimp cocktail for weeks. Apparently, it was the only meal that kept its flavor and texture through the freeze drying process.
Space isn’t immune from bad smells. Over the years, astronauts have told stories of space shuttles and space modules smelling rank. Fortunately, the ISS is equipped with an air-filtration system to help keep the bad smells to a minimum.
Movies make it look easy
Movies often make space travel glamorous and easy, but it’s anything but. In fact, rookie astronauts often struggle with zero gravity to the point where they constantly crash into walls and even crack their helmets.