NASA Astronaut Admits He Has A "Mild Fear Of Heights"

March 23, 2018
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NASA astronaut Andrew J. Feustel was launched into the International Space Station earlier this week.  He has spent 29 days in space, and has carried out six spacewalks for a total of 49 hours.  He also has a "mild fear of heights."

With all of this time in space, it's obvious Feustel is able to overcome this fear, which is pretty remarkable considering he routinely travels 250 miles above Earth.  That far up, Feustel says the fears "go away completely."  And when you're that high up, any other fear of heights becomes relative, right?  Feustel revealed this little factoid about himself in a video where he also revealed four other interesting facts about himself.  

Feustel is on his way to the ISS for the first time as a long-duration crew member.  He will stay on the station for six months and will take over as commander of the ISS in June.

Via Inquisitr