Everyone wonders what it's really like in space, but very few of us have ever had the chance to experience it firsthand. This captivating collection brings together stories from dozens of international astronauts - men and women who've actually been there - who have returned with accounts of the sometimes weird, often funny, and awe-inspiring sensations and realities of being in space.
Here are the real stories behind backward dreams, "moon face", the tricks of sleeping in zero gravity and aiming your sneeze during a spacewalk, the importance of packing hot sauce, and dozens of other cosmic quirks and amazements that come with travel in and beyond low Earth orbit.
©2016 Ariel Waldman (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
I'm Audible's first Editor-at-Large, the host of In Bed with Susie Bright -- and a longtime author, editor, journo, and bookworm. I listen to audio when I'm cooking, playing cards, knitting, going to bed, waking up, driving, and putting other people's kids to bed! My favorite audiobooks, ever, are: "True Grit" and "The Dog of the South."
This short audiobook has all the details about the actual experience of being in space, from mundane logistical details to elevated thoughts and emotions.
It's going to get you through the next space-themed cocktail hour and make you queen of the party. When you're done regaling the crowd that has grown around you with the minutia of why there's no soda in space, and whether or not, in space, one can propel oneself by fart-power, people will be one hundred percent convinced you spent a year on the ISS.
Now, whenever a person sneezes in your presence you can tell them that a large part of astronaut training involves learning to direct your sneezes down. And when you go to a resort and are handed a towel you can mention that, in space, a towel is something one must carry at all times to wipe away the sweat and snot that forms in globules on your skin, but does not float away.
Be a space expert. Now!
"interesting, but not stories"
I was hoping this would be real stories, but it's really a collection of one-line snippets, some don't seem to be in any particular order. It's very interesting, and sometimes very funny, but not as engaging as if the facts has been flashed out a bit more.
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