Outer Space: When we think about how astronauts are spending their time up there, we usually don’t consider what they do in their ‘free time’ or for fun. But everyone needs a little break, even when travelling in space. So, what do astronauts do to make the time pass in a distant world without gravity? Let’s find out.
Many astronauts spend weeks or even months in space at a time. Astronauts have ‘flight planners’ back on Earth that help to schedule time to exercise throughout their days in space. Even though they’re inside a shuttle, exercise is still an extremely vital part of their routine in order to stay healthy and fit. Exercise is a great stress-reliever and relaxation tactic, which can be extremely valuable when given the job responsibilities of an astronaut. While we all know that exercise can keep us healthy, for astronauts, it’s even more important.