After spending extended periods of time in Space, simple tasks like walking could become extremely difficult. Astronaut A.J. (Drew) Feustel, who returned to Earth after spending 197 days Aboard the International Space Station, a video of him struggling to adapt to Earth's gravity.
Recorded on October 5, the video features a visibly fragile Feustel struggling to walk even a short distance.
Feustel tweeted, "Welcome home # SoyuzMS09! On October 5th this is what I looked like walking heel-toe eyes closed after 1978 days @Space_Station during the Field Test experiment … I hope the newly returned crew feels a lot better. Video credit @IndiraFeustel. "
Welcome home # SoyuzMS09 ! On October 5th this is what I looked like walking heel-toe eyes closed after 197 days on @Space_Station during the Field Test experiment … I hope the newly returned crew feels a lot better. Video credit @IndiraFeustel pic.twitter.com/KsFuJgoYXh
– A.J. (Drew) Feustel (@Astro_Feustel) December 20, 2018
According to NASA, Expedition 56 Commander Drew Feustel and Flight Engineer Ricky Arnold completed the sixth spacewalk at the International Space Station this year. The video, that went viral, created quite a buzz on social media with many wishing the astronaut a speedy recovery.
Congratulations! I hope you made a speedy recovery.
– Matt (@golden_shogun) December 21, 2018
Thank you Mr Feustel for your sharing. We do not know how difficult it is. I like it!
– Clemens (@metanoya_) December 21, 2018
Thank you for sharing Drew's recovery efforts. It makes me feel at home with my family. Keep up the good work!
– Don Kerber (@ Kerber1) December 21, 2018
Wow! That's remarkable thanks.
– seaelem (@ seaelem1) December 22, 2018
Fascinating. This is a tough test – you look pretty good here, Drew!
– spasmunkey (@spasmunkey) December 21, 2018