Feel as if you’re drifting in space? I know what that’s like: An astronaut on isolation
Nicole Stott on what three months living on the International Space Station taught her
We’re more than six weeks into social distancing, and many of us are feeling that time and space have lost all meaning. Perhaps no one understands this better than astronauts, who spend months drifting in isolation.
Living on the space station, being alone on a spacewalk, watching lightning storms crisscross the planet – all these experiences taught her that we’re all inherently connected, even when we’re physically far away.
In space, crew members had to make individual sacrifices for the survival of the spacecraft and success of the mission – and a safe return home.
“Nothing beats that first hug after landing,” she says.
It’s worth it in the end. – New York Times