What does homesteading in space look like?
NASA finds the answer via the Human Research Program.
Ever wonder how the astronauts don’t lose their humanity while floating in a tiny capsule for days…weeks…and years around the planet?
Part of feeling human is being present on the earth: toiling the soil, feeling the heat of the sun, hearing the birds chirping, the bees buzzing, the smell of spring… We have so many senses that are engaged daily as we live out our lives here on the big blue.
And then there’s space. Space is the opposite. Space is void of sounds, smells, even color. There is NOTHING* in space. (But that’s why we’re exploring it!)
For the heroes out there living in space, I applaud thee. Which brings me back to my question…
How do astronauts hold onto their sanity, nay, their humanity, while floating through outer space?
This is how- NASA is performing a test: The Human Research Program – One Year Mission, and a video mini-series documenting how our space-explorers hold onto their human factor while living in a 0-gravity human-intolerant environment.
Watch an intro here:
What are your thoughts on homesteading? Space exploration?
Would you go into space if you had the opportunity? What is one thing you would miss about planet earth (and gravity) the most?
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*There may be “nothing” in space to the human eye. But really, there’s quite a bit of space plasma, some magnetic fields, and a few billion other solar systems – read more