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What Does It Feel Like to Go to Space? NASA Astronaut Chris Hadfield Explains

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Sep 24, 2021 • 4 min read

Long before NASA and its Russian counterparts launched the twentieth-century space race with rocket programs like Apollo and Soyuz, humankind has long dreamed of breaking beyond Earth’s atmosphere and experiencing the miracle of space travel.

While the overwhelming majority of humans inhabiting Earth will never get to experience spaceflight, some lucky individuals, like NASA astronaut Chris Hadfield, have been there and done that—and can share the experience with the rest of us.