One photo in the series "A day in the life of Everyday Astronaut". Credit: Tim Dodd
One photo in the series "A day in the life of Everyday Astronaut". Credit: Tim Dodd

Space Exploration

Everyday ‘Astronaut’ Photo Series Goes From Cooking Disaster To Toasting Apollo 13

28 May , 2014 by

What’s an everyday astronaut to do when it’s not his turn to take a mission to space? Well, the same things as the rest of us — brush teeth, do a little cooking — but wearing a (pretend) spacesuit, just in case.

At least, that’s the vision of photographer Tim Dodd, who posted a series of photos of him going about the everyday actions of a wannabe astronaut during one day. He wakes up in a space-themed bed, mows the lawn and goes shopping bedecked in the suit, and then toasts the movie Apollo 13 before going to bed.

“In November of 2013, I found myself the lone bidder of a Russian high altitude space suit on an auction website called RRauction,” Tim Dodd wrote on his blog.

“Since then, I’d been scheming how to best use the suit. I have been revisiting my childhood love for space and my obsession was growing stronger and stronger. It was only natural to use this suit to project the inner child in me, still dreaming about space. With that, I present to you: ‘A day in the life of Everyday Astronaut.’ ”

The series is full of a few jokes, including a reference to Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield — that social media sensation who went on to write a bestseller called “An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth.”

(h/t Reddit)


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Elizabeth Howell is the senior writer at Universe Today. She also works for, Space Exploration Network, the NASA Lunar Science Institute, NASA Astrobiology Magazine and LiveScience, among others. Career highlights include watching three shuttle launches, and going on a two-week simulated Mars expedition in rural Utah. You can follow her on Twitter @howellspace or contact her at her website.

1 Response

  1. OMZ, those are awesome! Thanks for the share, Elizabeth/UT!

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