Some of the amazing exchanges between callers and astronaut Chris Hadfield from the Brian Lehrer Show today.
+ Caller, 8 years old, asks: What does it feel like when you go into space? Chris Hadfield: It’s very powerful, with lots of turbulence. Then engines shut off and you instantly float. "You would really like it."
+ Caller asks: What’s it like when you return to earth? Chris Hadfield says space travel changes the blood flow, and it took 2 weeks after returning to not feel dizzy, and 4 months before he could run again.
+ Caller aks: What’s an astronaut’s take on alien life? Chris Hadfield: “I don’t know of any astronauts who think we’re alone in the universe.”
+ Brian asks: How do you think like an astronaut? Chris Hadfield says it’s about how you confront and control your fear.
+ Caller asks: Do astronauts become more or less religious when they go to space? Chris Hatfield: “It deepens whatever belief system got you there.”
+ Brian asks: Is it physically possible to have sex in zero gravity? Chris Hatfield: “Of course! Why not? It could be fun. But that’s personal.”
The whole thing is really worth a listen.
-Jody, BL Show-