All kids go through the ‘astronaut stage’ at some point. Even the events of Armageddon aren’t enough to put them off. It’s usually the long list of requirements that do the job, such as brains, perfect eyesight, healthy blood pressure, specific height and physical strength.
That and the promise as 7-year-olds that by the time we are 20 we’ll be flying to Mars and back on a regular basis anyway.
However, for those that do make the cut the experience seems incredible when viewed through the lens of Twitter-naut @Astro_Wheels.
This fantastic blog post has collated some of the best images Colonel Douglas H. Wheelock has been Tweeting from space and they are amazing. Guaranteed to make you feel small and insignificant and insanely jealous. It’s just a shame, if not surprising, that the comments section had to resort to the whole God debate.
Below are some of my favourites.