posted on Sep, 19 2003 @ 05:54 PM
I don't even remember where I read it at this point, but I have read during the Space Shuttle STS-108 mission, a Russian cosmonaut that was with the
shuttle crew went to do something outside the International Space Station and started to freak out for some reason. Going so far as to even begin to
cry. Mission control from the ground was overheard saying something like "Don't worry about it, we're in control of the situation.".
I've been trying to find some kind of reference to this online, but have been unable to do so. Maybe I'm thinking of the wrong mission, but I think
I'm remembering the correct one. I'm sure this happened though.
Now, a lot of people could assume that what the cosmonaut was going nuts over was due to being out in space and the likely fear of being in such an
odd situation. However, this was a guy trained to do these kinds of things.
[Edited on 19-9-2003 by heelstone]