How To Throw Up In Space [VIDEO]
A lot of us when we were kids dreamed of being an astronaut. I was one of those dreamers. I am still fascinated by the extra-terrestrial, but my dream of launching into outer space died very early in my life - like the first time I got sick on the playground - on a merry-go-round. Whether it was riding in the back seat of a car, a rocking chair, a swing, shoot - maybe even a pogo stick, I was for sure going to get sick. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if I threw up when my dad bounced me on his knee when I was a toddler.
Motion sickness and space travel just don't go together very well.However, it is somewhat comforting me to know that astronauts do, in fact, get sick in outer space. And, as you might imagine, there is a proper method of throwing up in outer space. We will let astronaut Chris Hadfield demonstrate the proper technique. It's pretty cool how he doesn't even need to use a stand for his microphone.