There was probably a point in our childhood when we dreamed of going to space, but as we got older, we realized that maybe we just aren't cut out to become an astronaut. That doesn't mean that we still aren't curious about what it is like to live aboard a spacecraft for a long period of time.
Apparently astronauts — and just about everyone else on Earth — spend part of their days using Snapchat.
NASA is now giving Snapchat users a glimpse into what a typical day is like on the International Space Station via the app's Live Story feature.
In celebration of the ISS' 100,000th orbit around the Earth since its launch back in 1998, the space agency has partnered with Snapchat to show users what the crew does in a given day.
Users just need to head over to Stories in the messaging app, and tap on "Day in Space" under the Live heading to start seeing the snaps from space. Commander of Expedition 47 Tim Kopra is hosting the Live Story, giving us a tour around the ISS, a peek at what the astronauts do for fun, what they eat and of course some breathtaking views from up above.
Kopra showcases where the astronauts eat, which pretty much looks like a messy desk that is covered in duct tape. Kopra revealed that they have to tape everything down in order for their meal's ingredients to stay in place and not start floating in the air.
So what does a typical astronaut munch on in space? Honey on a tortilla of course. Even though we are told not to play with food, how can anyone resist messing around while pouring honey that comes out mid-air when preparing the snack in zero gravity?
Probably the best part of the Live Story is seeing the Earth from their perspective. Kopra revealed that his crew sees 16 sunrises and sunsets every day from the ISS. This is because they complete a full orbit around the Earth every 90 minutes.
Kopra also showcases the Soyuz TMA-19M that is docked at the station that will bring him home on June 18.
Those who want to learn and see more are encouraged to add NASA's official Snapchat account.
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