Advice From An Astronaut

The astronaut’s advice for people in lockdown, trying to work from home:

  • It helps to have any sort of normal routine, like getting up on time and following the weekdays as before.
  • Keep your mind engaged with positivity and connect with your loved ones as much as possible.

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Stuck in a cramped space? This astronaut has some advice.

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A two-week quarantine is nothing new for NASA astronauts who are part of the International Space Station(ISS), as they have to isolate themselves before launch, for a ‘health stabilization’.

Being aboard the Space Station is like an extreme form of work-from-home, social distancing, lockdown, and quarantine all rolled into one.

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The International Space Station

The ISS is a multi-nation super satellite, the largest single construct in space, made between 1998 and 2011.

  • As of 2018, 230 astronauts and 18 countries have visited the International Space Station. It includes contributions(money and resources) from 15 nations like Russia, USA, and Europe.

  • The ISS is assisted (and even controlled) by mission control centers in Houston and Moscow, along with a payload control center in Huntsville, Ala.

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International Space Station: Facts, History & Tracking

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SpaceX

On May 30, 2020 the private company SpaceX launched astronauts to the International Space Station. This is said to be not only a huge step for the humanity, but also a sign that USA has become able to transport its astronauts to space without Russians' help.

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From zero to hero in 18 years: How SpaceX became a nation-state

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The "overview effect"

This state of mental clarity occurs when you view Earth from far away and become overwhelmed and awed by the fragility and unity of life.

One of the astronauts on the Apollo 8 mission said that they originally went to focus on the moon, but looking back at Earth may have been the most important reason they went.

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Something profound happens when astronauts see Earth from space for the first time

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