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Recent scientific breakthroughs by NASA and SpaceX have increased the public’s thirst for knowledge about the stars and the science of space. Rocket launches and landings get a lot of coverage, but what about some of the everyday activities happening in space?

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, a prominent social media poster on Facebook and Twitter with great photography and music, recently recorded a video explaining how astronauts sleep in space. The video shows the sleep pod inside the International Space Station that Hadfield rests in and a sleeping bag within the pod that is tied to the wall. Hadfield also has special full-length “space pajamas.”

“You might think it’s uncomfortable not having a mattress and a pillow, but without gravity, of course, you don’t need anything to hold you up,” Hadfield says in the video. “You can just completely relax.”


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Video via Canadian Space Agency/YouTube

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