• Question: when your asleep in space do you just float around up there?

    Asked by alanais13 to Arlene, Colin, David, Eugene, Paul on 20 Nov 2012.
    • Photo: David McKeown

      David McKeown answered on 20 Nov 2012:

      Astronauts are weightless and can sleep in any orientation as there is no gravity (no up, no down) They do strap themselves to wall, seats or small beds, otherwise they would just be floating around bumping into things.

    • Photo: Paul Higgins

      Paul Higgins answered on 21 Nov 2012:

      Yeah, and I saw this design for a cylindrical bed that is padded all the way around to use in space. I imagine space beds to be more comfy than regular ones.