• Question: if you could go to space for 10 minuets what would you do?

    Asked by Bumblebeedan to Anne, Beth, COLFlight, Jon, Tom on 7 Oct 2015. This question was also asked by sammy242113, Mia is super cool, 955trn46, Ellen2002x, Frozen comet, SHS 10C!, 395trn32, Maya T.
    • Photo: Anne Visscher

      Anne Visscher answered on 7 Oct 2015:

      Hi Bumblebeedan,

      If it is really only for 10 minutes, I would probably try to enjoy floating through the air and take a few pictures of the Earth. I would also like to leave some seeds behind in a small CubeSat satellite and then pick the CubeSat up a few years later to see which species have survived and why.


    • Photo: Jonathan Scott

      Jonathan Scott answered on 7 Oct 2015:

      I would get into a space suit, get out of the vehicle I arrived in and far away from it (so there was nothing between me and Earth) and just float there, watching Earth from orbit.

    • Photo: Beth Healey

      Beth Healey answered on 7 Oct 2015:

      Like Jonathan I think I would head outside for a space walk and explore! I think that would be an amazing experience!!

      Let’s hope that Tim has the chance when he goes to the ISS!!

      What would you do?

    • Photo: Columbus Flight Directors

      Columbus Flight Directors answered on 8 Oct 2015:

      Hi Dan,
      the truth is, that to get into a space suit you would need several hours. So forget about a spacewalk if you only have 10 minutes, you’d spend all the time trying to wear that suit and you will miss all the fun!
      I would rather get to the closes window and chill out there, floating and looking at our wonderful blue planet below 😉