• Question: What is it like to float and is it something you like doing?

    Asked by 346tch48 to Charlie 🚀 on 14 Jun 2016. This question was also asked by 759tch48, 893tch48, 599tch48.
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      Charles Laing answered on 14 Jun 2016:

      Hi 346tch48,

      Yes I would have to say it is one of the most amazing experiences! Astronauts experience weightlessness for 6 months at a time and can get very good and floating and controlling their movement.

      On a parabolic flight you get many periods of 30 seconds where you can float about. After a while you get used to the feeling and start to understand that the smallest movement can send your body flying all over the place!

      It is like swimming without water so when you move your hands about nothing happens but when you push off a wall it is very hard to stop 😂

      Charlie 😀🚀