• Question: if you had the oportunity to go to space for 6 months would you go and would you be sad to leave

    Asked by chimp master overlord to Natalie, Aaron, Abbey, Keith on 10 Nov 2015. This question was also asked by Helen, jammy doger.
    • Photo: Natalie Garrett

      Natalie Garrett answered on 10 Nov 2015:

      Oh that would be amazing! It would be tough to leave my friends and family behind for that long, especially my husband, but I think it would be totally worth it. 6 months is probably the upper limit of what I would be able to do without getting too homesick. I am a keen photographer and I can only imagine how awesome the photos of Earth from space would be! Where can I sign up?! 🙂

    • Photo: Aaron Boardley

      Aaron Boardley answered on 18 Nov 2015:

      I would LOVE to!

      I know there are a lot of fitness and skills tests you need to do to be eligible (at the moment), so I’m not sure if they’d let me. But if they did, I’d love to.

      There would be lots of things about earth I’d miss, but I think it would be worth it. I have friends who have spent six months travelling the world – it’s fairly common. I could travel around the world every hour and a half on the International Space Station, so bring it on!