PF trendSep 20, 2021 2:41:24 PM IST
Have you ever wondered what exercise in space looks like? Well, astronaut Thomas Pesquet has the answer. The French astronaut posted a video of himself training on the International Space Station (ISS). The video went viral on the internet, with users stunned by Pesquet’s routine.
The 41-second clip shows Pesquet using heavy equipment to perform squats. The astronaut captioned the video as “Space training, anyone?”
– Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) September 18, 2021
The astronaut is currently based in the ISS on the Alpha mission, his second space mission after the Proxima mission, which lasted six months.
Pesquet’s video of his space training went viral on the internet, with people blown away by his dedication to exercise, even while he was based in space. Several users have also compared the 43-year-old to Goku, a fictional Dragonball Z character. The video received more than a lakh of views on Twitter and Instagram.
Several users also wondered how the ISS cope with the increased sweating and humidity resulting from exercise. According to News18, the ISS is equipped with atmospheric control systems that create an Earth-like atmosphere on board the space station. This system supports all atmospheric conditions on the ISS, allowing astronauts like Pesquet to exercise without any side effects.
Pesquet has often made headlines for his social media posts. The astronaut posted stunning images of Earth as seen from the ISS. Recently he posted images of the city of Los Angeles seen from space.
Pesquet boasts of having a significant following on social media because of his interesting posts. In August, the astronaut also posted videos of a pizza party in space. The “floating pizza party” left social media users in awe as the astronauts attempted to eat pizza in zero gravity. The clip ended with the group clinging to their pizzas and having fun enjoying the pizzas in space.