Seeing Earth from Space Changes Astronauts’ Brains, And It’s Not Good

Date: 2022-03-08 10:23:09

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Many things work differently in space due to the special conditions and zero gravity. One of the most unusual things that happens to an astronaut is the state of “space euphoria”. When in space, astronauts have repeatedly reported inexplicable euphoria or an increased sensitivity to their place in the Universe. Do they just feel happier out there? Or does zero-gravity create new connections in their brains?

I’m gonna tell you a story of one astronaut who was so emotionally overwhelmed at the magnificent beauty of the Milky Way galaxy that tears began to fill up his eyes. But in Space, tears do not flow down your cheeks, they pool up in your eyes. And this lead to irreversible consequences…

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Ed White performs first U.S. spacewalk crop: By Soerfm – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 , .
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Ed White performs first U.S. spacewalk – GPN-2006-000025.jpg: By Soerfm – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 , ,
Ed White with Space Gun maneuvering unit.jpg: By Soerfm – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 ,
Gemini Capsule Reproduction: By Clemens Vasters from Viersen, Germany – Gemini Capsule Reproduction, CC BY 2.0 ,
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TIMESTAMPS
Playing with food in space 00:00
Space euphoria 00:18
Alan Shepard 00:35
Charles Duke 00:53
Ed White 01:30
Effects of space euphoria 02:14
Chris Hadfield 02:40
Weightlessness in space 03:36
Lifting heavy equipment in space 04:50
Definition of space 06:15
Rusty Schweickart 07:10
Edgar Mitchell 07:30
Space VR 08:43

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