Surprisingly, the worldwide COVID-19 lockdown has hardly slowed down the space training process for Brien. In fact, it has accelerated it.
Between zero gravity and the cumbersome spacesuit, everyday IT tasks -- like connecting some power and data cables -- suddenly become a lot more complicated.
For an astronaut in training, parachuting out of a disabled spacecraft ranks high on the list of skills you hopefully never have to use in real life.
Lots of things can go wrong during a commercial spaceflight -- especially once your capsule leaves space. An unplanned ocean landing is just one of those worst-case scenarios.
Brien's lunar training often puts him in situations where gravity, as we Earthlings know it, doesn't exist.
Welcome to a new series dedicated to Brien's spaceflight endeavors. For his inaugural post, Brien answers some of your most common questions, from what exactly he's training for to what's the deal with that human-sized centrifuge.