Health & Beauty
How To Clip Your Nails In Space & More Gravity-Defying Astronaut Beauty Secrets
Astronaut Catherine Coleman, Sandra Bullock's space mentor for the Oscar-winning "Gravity," talks beauty, fitness and hair care in Zero G
"Everyone has their own little cabin for sleeping, where you can doze off with your back tacked to the wall. Or you can slither into a blanket with arm holes, so you can type on your computer or read while you're "in bed"." (Snuggies in space!)
The most basic element of sleeping -- horizontal -- is one of the simple pleasures astronauts miss most, says Coleman. "Some people miss having their heads on a pillow -- just the feeling of having something there," she says. Those who pine for pillows have to settle for straps that dock their head to a wall, but the one thing that's relatively the same down on earth? Astronauts are given eight hours to sleep -- although they rarely log in the full eight thanks to, well, everything happening up there.
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