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In space no one can see you cry

16 Jan, 2013 · Sascha · Wissenschaft

Der Kommandant der ISS, Chris Hadfield, wurde auf Twitter gefragt, ob es möglich ist im Weltall zu weinen. Kann man, aber nicht so wirklich. The Atlantic weiß mehr:

Astronauts can, certainly, tear up — they’re human, after all. But in zero gravity, the tears themselves can’t flow downward in the way they do on Earth. The moisture generated has nowhere to go. Tears, Feustel put it, “don’t fall off of your eye … they kind of stay there.” NASA spacewalk officer Allison Bollinger, who oversaw Feustel’s EVA, confirmed this assessment. “They actually kind of conglomerate around your eyeball,”

The Atlantic: Why You Can’t Cry in Space