It’s Really Hard To Cry In Outer Space

Via the Canadian Space Agency we learn that the physics of weightlessness makes it hard to cry in outer space:

No word on whether they’ve verified that, in space, no one can hear you scream.

Via Brad Plumer

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  1. JKB says:

    There’s no crying in space.

    But on the upside, you nose doesn’t run. Or if it does, it just forms a ball of snot over your mouth, I would guess.

  2. Jenos Idanian #13 says:

    In space, no one can hear you sob.