• Question: what happens when you cry in space, do the tears stay on your face or float away

    Asked by lauragresty13 to Rochelle, Camilla, Beth, Adrian on 26 Jan 2016.
    • Photo: Rochelle Velho

      Rochelle Velho answered on 26 Jan 2016:

      When you cry in space the liquid coalesces to form a ball, or sphere rather than a teardrop shape. This was a question that was addressed by Astronaut Chris Hadfield but essentially this is because of the forces exerted on the fluid in free fall vs earth. Space tears dont actually shed.