Astronauts have typically had a far more exciting life than most of us—but does that extend to the world of unconsciousness, too? This video explores the dreams of Britain’s first astronaut, Helen Sharman.


The animation, hand-drawn by Andrew Khosravani and narrated by Sharman herself, describes a dream she has about returning to space inside the Mir module. Fortunately it’s not a nightmare.


The video is in fact part of a series called ‘A Place Called Space’, which is the Royal Institution’s way of celebrating the run-up to Christmas. If you’re so inclined, you can register to receive each instalment by daily email.


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