I haven’t seen aliens (yet) or got ‘space sickness’
Being in space for the first time is unusual. Initially, I felt I could not control my body. I couldn’t walk, and certain actions just felt weird.
My fellow astronaut, Jing Haipeng, has really helped me adjust, and I’m slowly getting used to the feeling of zero gravity.
I sleep well, but I think that’s because we’re so busy during the day that I fall asleep as soon as I closemy eyes.
Before being in space, I was most excited by the view. I was so taken by this vision— our beautiful planet— that I made sure to take a few glances to leave an imprint onmy mind. While I was hypnotized by the view, Jing asked me how it made me feel. All I could say was that it was beautiful. I had no more words. As being in space is not just about the view (we have a lot of work to do, after all), I had to take as much in as I could in just a few moments.
I haven't seen the sunrise or sunset yet, just day and night. And as for taking photos or videos, I want to collect as much visual data as possible— as much for the world asmy memories.
Xu Sidan, a student from a Hangzhou school for the deaf, has asked me a question on Xinhua News Agency’s mobile app. He asked whether I’ve seen aliens. I haven't seen aliens— yet— but I do harbor a hope that I will.
Another child asked whether humans get space sickness. Although a spacecraft is a “ship”, it’s not at all like being at sea or in a car. The feeling of zero gravity will not cause sickness. It’s just a wonderful feeling.