For most of us, the desire to go to space is nearly inexistent. Our entire lives and families are right here on earth, and leaving it all behind is unthinkable (except for that select few who dream of exploring outer space). However, the desire to know more and more about what lies beyond our tiny planet continues to grow.
“[Astronauts have to cope with] gravity fields, isolation/confinement, hostile/closed environments, space radiation, and distance from Earth,” said NASA on its website.
We know that going into space definitely has its dangers, but we wanted to learn more and find out exactly what happens to the human body in space. Well, we finally have some answers about what you’d go through out there (and no, you won’t explode without your spacesuit).
Aside from getting extreme motion sickness from the gravity change and potentially developing a whole bunch of health problems–from kidney stones to muscle deterioration–you’d also be exposed to an unhealthy amount of radiation. Maybe even more than you’d get from your microwave… and that’s with a spacesuit.
If you didn’t have your spacesuit on, which is just complete madness, you’d only have a minute or two to live since you wouldn’t have enough oxygen. Becoming an astronaut just got a heck of a lot less glamorous.
Still interested in becoming the next Canadian astronaut? Watch the video above to learn all the details about what your body will go through in space. You’ll thank us later, we swear.