Weightlessness


mindful swimming

“To be weightless for the better part of a year, to never even have to lift my head
and then to have to be subjected again to my own inevitable weight having to
pick up my arm […..] It was an extremely unfair feeling”

Canadian astronaut Col chris-hadfieldChris Hadfield speaking on the Today programme, (BBC Radio 4 29th October 2013),  about how it felt to return to Earth and experience the heaviness of his own body .

Most of us will never go into space and will never experience the weightlessness Chris Hadfield is talking about here. Floating and swimming in the water is probably the closest we can get. That is why they train astronauts underwater in special zero gravity tanks.

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About Kenneth Richard Hardman

AncestorClips are very short stories about very real people. Each clip nurtures awareness of a time, a place, and the character of a man or woman who cultivated a path for our life. The reader feels the good, the obstacles, the happiness, the sadness, and the overcoming. They cheer us, make us resilient when challenged, give us purpose, and connect us to our multi-generational family. Each story is followed by reflections from the author and readers sharing how the story strengthened or inspired them. Ken Hardman is a son, a brother, a grandson, a great-grandson… He is also a husband, father and grand-father. Ken is a professional engineer, engineering mentor, technical writer, and associate technical fellow at a major aerospace company. He is a writer of engineering and family history stories. Please join Ken in reading, reflecting upon, or writing #AncestorClips
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