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13 Problems Only People Born And Raised In Space Will Understand

If your whole life has been spent on an interstellar spacecraft, this one's for you. Catch more folks like yourself on Ascension. A 3 night event. Premieres Monday, Dec. 15 at 9/8c. Only on Syfy.

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1. When someone gives you directions, it's real easy to feel like you're going in circles.

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"Oh yeah, just turn left and you'll see Cabin 45 immediately. Can't miss it. It's the one under the fluorescent lights."

2. There's not a huge pool of men and women onboard, so you gotta be real sure you're not shacking up with your cousin.

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"Was your mother's maiden name Miller? No? Good. Let's do this."

3. This is your local "farmers' market."

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Forget asking if it's organic. You just want to know if it's cloned.

4. Working on the algae farms is the worst summer job possible.

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Sure, it creates oxygen so everyone on board can live, but it sure sucks the life out of you.

5. Every time you went on a class field trip to anywhere, you had to put on one of these bad boys:

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Space suits always smelled like the last kid who wore them, and it was awful.

6. Technology evolves differently on an interstellar ship than on Earth.

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Your version of what Earthlings call an "iPad" looks a little different.

7. Old-timers talk about Earth stuff you've never heard of before.

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8. All the best beaches have trapdoors to the lower decks.

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Never mind that it's also the only beach on the ship, or that's it's really just a chlorinated pool surrounded by sand.

9. This is your idea of a good night's rest:

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10. If you break a window while playing basketball or baseball, people get sucked out and DIE.

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It's all fun and games until someone gets pulled into a dark, infinite vacuum.

11. At some point, you come down with "the crisis."

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Most kids would be thrilled to have their job be "astronaut." But when that's the only choice you have, it can lead to a little bit of an existential crisis.

12. Ion storms ain't nothing to mess with.

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You've heard stories about hurricanes and tornadoes, but those sound downright quaint compared to a giant burst of electromagnetic radiation headed right for the only home you've ever known.

13. And it's surprising how quickly you get sick of seeing this out your window:

Ugh. This again.
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Ugh. This again.

For more problems only people born in space understand, watch #Ascension. A 3 night event. Premieres Monday, Dec. 15 at 9/8c. Only on Syfy.

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