• Question: Have you ever stayed at work for longer than 24 hours?

    Asked by Ella_Owen_Jack to COLFlight on 12 Oct 2015.
    • Photo: Columbus Flight Directors

      Columbus Flight Directors answered on 12 Oct 2015:

      24 hours in a row would really be too much I think. The good thing is that we normally relate our work day to the one of the astronauts on the station. When the astronauts are sleeping we have much less to do and apart the ones on night shift, the others can take a break.

      However, sometimes we really need to stay long. Recently I stayed at work 15 hours because of a very intense period of activities I had to follow.
      This is really exhausting, but what keeps you up is the knowledge of doing something really important, to help scientific research that will produce benefits for all humanity 🙂