Most of us grew up wanting to be an astronaut, and now we've all realized that it's actually a pretty tough gig. But this lovely little animated Ted Ed talk gives a great insight into what the life of an astronaut can really turn out like.

Narrated by ex-astronaut Jerry Carr—who spent over 2,000 hours ins space, orbiting the Earth over 1,000 times—this is straight from the horse's mouth. The casual way he talks about all his time in space is really quite amazing. [YouTube]