10 Badass Facts You Never Knew About Astronauts

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1. Astronauts use the G force

Centrifuges used during training can create 20 G atmospheres for astronauts. Keep the garbage can near by.

2. Space suits ain't nothin' to mess with

The average space suit today costs $12 million. That’s enough money buy every person living in Orlando, FL a pair of moon shoes.

3. Astronauts are sexy.

It’s a fact. Every dream guy ever is always an astronaut.

4. Astronauts love animals

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Russia became the first country to send an animal into space when Laika the dog was launched into orbit in 1957.

5. Jet fighters

Astronauts must first record 1,000 hours or more of flight in a jet plane.

6. I wish I was a little bit taller

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Astronauts can grow up to 2 inches while in space because of the lack of pressure put on the spine.

7. Long time coming

Astronauts are trained for a year before heading to space.

8. Float on

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Astronauts prepare for space missions by experiencing free fall in a cleared out military refueling craft nicknamed the Vomit Comet.

9. There's no crying in space

Tears can’t flow properly in space because of the lack of gravity.

10. Good morning, goodnight

Astronauts experience a sunrise and sunset every 45 minutes in space, how’s that for jet lag?

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