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Crying in space is messy business

A screengrab from a youtube video of Canadian

A screengrab from a youtube video of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield demonstrating how tears behave in space. (April 12, 2013) (Credit: Youtube)

When you think of space travel there are probably more than a few images that pop into your mind: bouncing astronauts hopping across the moon, or even people thousands of miles above us floating weightlessly through the air. But what about astronauts crying in space?

Currently circling the Earth in the International Space Station, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has taken to youtube to demonstrate some of the experiments being conducted, as well as some fun "did-you-know" clips about spending time in space.

In this little gem, Hadfield shows us just exactly what crying in space looks and feels like. Check it out below. 


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I don't know how I would like the sensation of tears (or water in this case) pooling onto my face. What about you, how do you think crying in space would feel?

To check out more of Chris Hadfield's videos, check out the Canadian Space Agency's youtube channel.

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