There’s no crying in space — unless you want to look like this

One of the burning questions of our time has been answered: Can you cry in space? Luckily, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield elaborates on his tweet that it hurts to cry in outer space and shows us exactly what happens. While, yes, you can physically cry during one of your astronaut missions, your tears won’t actually ever fall, they’ll just form a kind of giant blob on your face and hang out there for a while, refusing to grant you the sweet satisfaction of hearing them pitter-patter on the floor. Hadfield declines to mention the actual incidences of bawling astronauts, but we assume it’s high, especially by the end of “Space Oddity.”