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Inside the ISS: Astronauts tell their amazing tales of living in space

Real-life accounts of International Space Station crew members Samantha Cristoforetti and Terry Virts capture the extraordinarily ordinary life of an astronaut

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2 September 2020

Samantha Cristoforetti went from being a fighter pilot to an ISS astronaut

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FROM experiencing the sublime beauty of the blue planet through the porthole of a spacecraft to worrying about what happens if someone dies onboard, everyone wants to know what it is like to be an astronaut. It is, after all, quite literally like nothing on Earth.

New books by two fighter pilots who set out to discover how much of “the right …