Astronaut Scott Kelly recently began a one-year mission on the International Space Station, and his Twitter account has been an amazing place if you're curious about the daily workings of life in orbit. One recent tweet stuck out a bit, however:
#Movie night in micro #Gravity aboard #ISS on our new HD projector which we use for conferences, tech software, etc.. pic.twitter.com/Mhb03U3alz— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) April 25, 2015
So just to be clear, they get a spiffy new screen, and the movie they decide to watch is basically an action movie version of what happens if everything goes badly in space? That movie gave me nightmares on land, this is the equivalent of watching a classic Friday the 13th movie while at summer camp, only much more extreme.
In case you're wondering, this is what Kelly's bedroom looks like:
My #bedroom aboard #ISS. All the comforts of #home. Well, most of them. #YearInSpace pic.twitter.com/2Ur09qccLI— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) April 24, 2015
And it sounds like Netflix is right out:
.@PrestynChapman @NASA We have a slow internet connection. Worse than what dial-up was like. Using it to answer your question right now.— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) April 26, 2015
I'm not saying following Scott Kelly on Twitter will make your life better, but it's very possible.