13 Stellar Now-You-Know Facts About Astronauts

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13 Stellar Now-You-Know Facts About Astronauts

When you’re an astronaut, you drink pretty much the same coffee every day -- as in, the same liquid. That’s right, just like almost everything else–it’s recycled and reused. Do you know why? It’s because those brave souls are trapped in space, separated from an infinite inky void only by a thin sheathing of hyper advanced alloys, bubble gum and good ol’ human courage.  We might have made up the bubble gum thing, but the point is that situation is not for the faint of heart.

The trials and tribulations of our fine space faring heroes don’t end there either. Consider the mysterious SPACE BLINDNESS that often strikes astronauts, or the weird SPACE SMELL that no earth dweller can know (yes, that’s a thing). That’s not even talking about the anonymous turd mystery that still stumps the Apollo 10 mission crew.

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Astronauts are really into watching space disaster movies on the ISS. They have movie nights on the ISS, and they watch movies on a screen and projector- they love sci-fi and disaster movies set in space, like Apollo 13. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: The Naked Scientists

One of the biggest occupational hazards for astronauts is losing your eyesight. Astronauts sometimes develop vision problems, and experts now consider that the #1 risk of going into space. Nobody knows why it happens. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: VICE

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