In short: tears don’t fall.
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, commander of the International Space Station, demonstrates what happens if you shed a tear in zero gravity.
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And if you enjoyed that, you’ll for sure like this one. Here’s how to brush your teeth in space:
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