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Going into space is something only a handful of people will ever experience in their lifetime, but the stories told by astronauts who have lived on the International Space Station say its completely sucks!

Apart from being devastatingly lonely for months and months on end, there are several other things that make living on the largest man-made structure in space absolute hell!

First of all, the idea of floating in zero gravity sounds incredible, but it gets old very quickly as we didn't evolve to adapt to zero gravity. Astronauts on the International Space Station have to work out for at least 2.5 hours a day to keep their bones strong and increase their muscle mass to simply function.

Another major issue is the fact that you can't bath or take a relaxing shower each morning as water and space are not exactly friends. Astronauts on the International Space Station have to wash down on damp cloths which work, but not incredibly well.

Furthermore, if that isn't bad enough, you can simply sleep well right? Well, not exactly, and it's not a matter of knowing that you're in space while you sleep that keeps you awake, it's actually your optic nerve that literally gets bombarded by higher levels of cosmic radiation, which fools your brain in thinking that it's getting light signals. Even though your eyes are shut, you will experience seeing flashes of lights in various colours as if you're on some kind of trip, which in a matter of fact, you are!

Take a look at the video below by YouTube channel, The Infographics Show, on Why Life On The International Space Station Sucks.

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