Astronauts have typically had a far more exciting life than most of usā€”but does that extend to the world of unconsciousness, too? This video explores the dreams of Britainā€™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 itā€™s not a nightmare.

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The video is in fact part of a series called ā€˜A Place Called Spaceā€™, which is the Royal Institutionā€™s way of celebrating the run-up to Christmas. If youā€™re so inclined, you can register to receive each instalment by daily email.

[Vimeo]

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