Space provides a sense of humbleness, spirituality: NASA scientist

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NASA astronaut Jack David Fischer in India
NASA astronaut Jack David Fischer in India

New Delhi : NASA scientist Jack David Fischer on Sunday claimed that the space provides a sense of humbleness and spirituality. He had visited space for the first time in April 2017 as a flight engineer for Expedition 51/52 on the International Space Station.

He shared his experience via Odisha Knowledge Hub Lecture Series, organised by the state government. The astronaut had returned to Earth with his team on September 3, 2017 after 135 days, 18 hours and 8 minutes of stay in the space.

While interacting with the students, he shared his experience and also took questions from the students.

"The sight of the boundary-less Universe with its innumerable astronomical bodies and movements make us feel how small and insignificant we are in this endless ocean," he said.

He also talked about how amazing it is to experience the space walk and see a blue line covering our planet to hint that life remains under it.

"As we went up, we saw a blue line surrounding the Earth indicating that life was within it," he said.

Replying to a query about the existence of aliens, the astronaut said, "I cannot say that we are the only living beings in this boundary-less universe. There might be living beings in other solar systems."