Here's the surprising thing astronaut Mike Massimino misses most about space
That's a lot of time, when you consider all of the insane living modifications astronauts must make when spending 24 hours in cramped quarters.
And when you spend a lot of time in one place with a small group of people, you're bound to get nostalgic about a few things after touching back down on land.At a reception for the opening night of an opera called "The Astronaut's Tale" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music January 28, Massimino told Tech Insider what he misses most from his two space flights.
It's not the feeling of weightlessness, or the disorientation he felt the first time he went upside down, or even the food.
"I miss the camaraderie of my crew mates," Massimino said. "I miss going into work every day and having fun with my friends."
"[S]omeone who's easygoing and has good social skills," Space.com reports.
It's no wonder, then, that a space crew that bonds over such an incredible experience will come away with friendships that will last a lifetime.