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By — Abhijit Mondal

The most uncomfortable thing about going to space is coming home. It's a little strange to get used to gravity again.
It's not a matter of if we're going to go to Mars, it's a matter of when.
You get this overview effect where you realize how small we are and how fragile our planet is and how we're really all in it together. You don't see borders from space, you don't see diversity and differences in people on Earth.
You can accomplish whatever you want to. You just got to throw your hat in the ring. You've got to get out there and do it.
No matter what your passion is, you really can find it within the Army. The opportunities really are endless and the sky is not the limit.
We humans were built for exploration, and we were built to do it together.
When you are finally in space and you're finally looking back at Earth and you realize for the first time in your life there's nothing standing between you and your dream, it's just so hard to describe the profound impact of that.
You kind of just float inside of your sleeping bag and you attach your sleeping bag to the wall. Then our arms kind of float up. So, we look a little bit like zombies.
My favorite thing to see that I've been surprised at is watching the moon rises and moon sets that just move so fast it's like it jumps off of the horizon and up and over us.
I first told my parents that I wanted to be an astronaut when I was 3 years old.
The moon landing was such a magnificent accomplishment in U.S. space history. I think that boots on the moon was just one indicator of the rapid technology advancement and really just showed what we can do when all of us are dedicated to a single goal over a long period of time.
One of the coolest things to me about living in space was it really caused me to think about how the human body and mind can adapt to completely different environments.
The astronaut corps is a very small part of a very large team that enables human spaceflight.
Rugby has surprisingly helped me a lot as an astronaut and when I'm training in the space suit.
When something looks really risky from the outside, what people are doing on the inside - they're not professional risk takers. But they're probably professional risk mitigators.
People are genuinely interested about what it's like to experience spaceflight and try to get some of our perspectives on it.
Gravity is a really heavy force and you don't realize how heavy it is until you haven't felt it for six and a half months.
I think the more people that can go up to space and look back is great, but it's not just this overview and look back effect. There's also a lot of concrete gains from getting more people up in space.
Our bodies are the subject of many experiments, but these experiments on the space station sometimes take years because in order for a scientist to get 10 data points, that can take six or seven years.
Something about exploration has fascinated me from a young age.
I grew up in Spokane, Washington, and I can't recall ever not wanting to be an astronaut.
I joined the Army out of a deep sense of duty, but wanting to be an astronaut feels more like my destiny.
No one cares about race or religion or nationality in space travel. We're all just part of Team Human.
We have a great NASA support team that uplinks the nightly news. And if we have favorite TV shows or movies or sporting events, they can uplink those too. We also have access to the Internet just like we would on the ground. We have email. And we video-conference with our families about once a week. We feel pretty connected up here.
Everything is better when you're floating. Every task you do is fun. You get up in the morning, get coffee, look around, and think, 'Wow, I'm floating!'
Up in space we don't have a huge wardrobe.
When somebody says I wanted to be an astronaut my question is 'Did you apply?' And most people say no. And to me that's a self-elimination.
In the future we're going to have interplanetary, we're going to have two planets that human beings are living on.
I tell you what, if you live in Spokane, I hope you wake up every day and you're thankful for the weather, for the trees, for the colors, for the greenery, for cars that stop when you're running and you go to cross the road and they stop. I love it.
I remember riding the Space Needle and going up in the elevator and being scared, but thinking, 'This is going to be like going up a launch tower,' and so I would sit there and try to face that fear.
I still feel inside like a little kid from Spokane with a dream.
My heart would race when I went to Pacific Science Center because I would pretend to be an astronaut, and now I get to come back and give back to the community that I think compelled me to where I am.
Risk is part of our jobs.

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