Living in Space

Have you ever wondered what it is like to live in space? Now is your chance to learn how astronauts prepare for life in space at NASA Johnson Space Center. Living in Space is a live presentation presented by our Mission Briefing Officers that gives you a glimpse into the lives of astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

In our ISS replica you can experience what it is like to live in space. Learn how astronauts exercise, eat and perform research at their home in space. You will see a replica of the cupola, a dome-shaped window on the ISS, through which amazing images of Earth have been captured. This is also where many astronauts enjoy spending their free time aboard the floating laboratory.

This presentation allows audiences to interact with and simulate some of the challenges astronauts must overcome, as well as discover the science behind what it takes to live in space. Participants can hop on an arm bicycle to experience an astronaut workout, strap themselves to the wall bed to dream in space and learn through X-ray technology how gravity affects the human body.

Learn how astronauts communicate with Earth, whether they use Wi-Fi and acquire a better understanding of the experiments that go on at the station. Recognize the conditions astronauts must overcome, how astronauts receive supplies to survive and see artifacts that astronauts use daily to survive the seemingly impossible. This interactive presentation gives everyone the opportunity to imagine life as an astronaut.

Living in Space is located at the ISS exhibition, and it typically occurs three to four times per day.