Going stir crazy? Then train like an astronaut, mimic space

CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) — Isolated at home? Then train like an astronaut.

That’s the inspirational advice from a public engagement specialist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

Astronaut wannabe Rachel Zimmerman-Brachman said that isolation is a lot like astronaut training. So she came up with this positive message and launched it via Facebook, “Attitude is everything: I’m on an adventure in a confined space with a small crew for a long duration mission, with occasional space walks and resupply missions. Sounds like astronaut training to me.”

Astronaut Scott Kelly sits inside a Soyuz simulator at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) in Star City, Russia on March 4, 2015. PHOTO: AP