posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 04:53 AM
I'll second what Bybyots said. Early in my training I had to stand attention for a good hour without moving and the first two or three times I felt
fuzzy and everything went dark. I was able to control myself and somewhat sit and lay down but without knowledge on what I was touching or doing.
Everything faded away, nearby noises were very distant. Fortunately, your body can get used to this and do what it does best and adapt, or you
mentally learn how to keep it up.
I think what happened with that astronaut is that she seemed to have come back from quarantine and went straight to the press conference after being
in space. When you're in space for an extended period of time, your body degenerates a little to a lot depending on the exposure of microgravity. I
think the one in that interview was Anna Lee Fisher whom participated in mission STS-51-A in 84. She was in space for only 7 days but that's enough
to make your body feel entirely different when back on earth. Blood pressure is the issue from my understanding.
I don't believe this makes a difference on the president, press conferences is an all-day thing. You come in at 7 for a noon conference and leave at
5. If there are no chairs, you have to stand, and if you're taking pictures or recording you don't have time to sit. If you're just there for the
fun of it and aren't used to it, you might just collapse, especially if the weather is terrible.