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What Would Happen If An Astronaut Floated Away Into Space?

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Astronauts that exit the ISS are still attached to the space station at all times with a retractable 26-meter braided steel tether. 00:46

  2. As of April 2016, there is no spacecraft that could be used to retrieve an untethered astronaut. 01:30

  3. A floataway astronaut could be trapped in orbit around Earth for up to eight hours as their suit runs out of oxygen. 02:09